E-health as an enabler of social inclusion

Ken Clarke, Adam Lodders, Robyn Garnett, Anne Holland, Rodrigo Mariño, Zaher Joukhadar

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Abstract

Social isolation kills (House 2001). This is the ultimate health risk. Health inequality in general is caused by the asymmetric distribution of income and services. It is the direct result of a combination of bad social and economic policy and planning. These factors drive the social determinants of health and cause much of the health inequality around the globe (Marmot et al. 2008). When it comes to accessing traditional health services, some sections of the community can experience difficulties as a direct result of exclusion factors, such as social isolation, transportation difficulties, limited healthcare supply (Goins et al. 2005), remote location (Shucksmith 2003), and having English as a second language (Webb 2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Inclusion and Usability of ICT-Enabled Services
EditorsJyoti Choudrie, Panayiota Tsatsou, Sherah Kurnia
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter7
Pages147-168
Number of pages22
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781317387800
ISBN (Print)9781138935556
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Innovation, Organization and Technology
PublisherRoutledge
Volume44

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