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Title: Work Practices Surrounding PACS: The Politics of Space in Hospitals
Authors: Tellioğlu, Hilda
Wagner, Ina
Keywords: CSCW;ethnographic case study;health care;space
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Springer
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 10, No. 2
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 163-188
Series/Report no.: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
Abstract: This paper uses a case study of collaborative work practices within the radiology department of a hospital, for examining the usefulness of spatial approaches to collaboration. It takes a socio-political perspective on understanding the shaping effects of spatial arrangements on work practices, and seeks to identify some of the key CSCW issues that can be addressed in spatial terms. We analyse the spatial settings or layers (physical, digital and auditory) within which work takes place, and the qualities of connections between them, examining in how far they support (professional) boundaries or help maintain a sense of context. Guiding themes are the relationships between space and the visibility of work, and how to accommodate social world needs through spatial arrangements.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1023/A:1011298824442
ISSN: 1573-7551
Appears in Collections:JCSCW Vol. 10 (2001)

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