Essays about: "Virtual Health Communities"

Found 2 essays containing the words Virtual Health Communities.

  1. 1. A Sisterhood of Sorts

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Global Studies; Lunds universitet/Graduate School; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kommunikation och medier

    Author : Stephanie Bergeron Kinch; [2011]
    Keywords : Social Media; Infertility; Virtual Health Communities; Social Support; Computer Mediated Communication; Comforting Communication; Social Shaping of Technology; Social Networking; Empathy; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This study shows how a group of women with infertility issues find friendship, emotional support, and information using the anonymous environment of one virtual community. Through interviews with 11 women and an analysis of online journals and forum postings, the case study looks at how women use the anonymous and non- temporal nature of the Internet to be empathetic and supportive, and further explores how that empathy helps women feel less isolated and ostracized. READ MORE

  2. 2. The right to health and right to intellectual property in the EU. Analysis of the internal and external policies.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen

    Author : Beata Faracik; [2002]
    Keywords : Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : It is very common nowadays to speak of an ''information society'' in which control of information or information based knowledge has replaced control over matter as an ultimate source of economic power. The intellectual creations protected through patents, trade marks, copyrights etc constitute often a huge part of the companies' intangible assets. READ MORE