Bio-Socio-Technical Underpinnings of Participatory Medicine

Bern Shen

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Participatory medicine (PM) is facilitated by technology, but a purely technical analysis of their interaction provides only a partial picture. Drawing on a rich body of social science research, this article examines how both socio-cultural and biological perspectives lend additional context and a deeper understanding of the role of technology in PM.



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