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Baig, Mirza Muhammad Fahad, 2021. Adding meaning to medicine : taking subjective perspectives of medical doctors on medicine. Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



This study explores perspectives on alternative medicine and digital healthcare technologies among medical doctors in Taiwan, Sweden, and Cuba. The research methodology utilizes semi-structured interviews. Symbolic interactionism is employed to frame and compare the behaviour of medical doctors in cross-cultural settings. The norms identified are evidence and non-evidence-based. These norms shape and influence an individual’s behaviour towards alternative medicine. Moreover, the results reveal many issues regarding digital healthcare technologies, such as: symbolic meanings, purposes of usage, expectations, problems, and possible solutions.

Main title:Adding meaning to medicine
Subtitle:taking subjective perspectives of medical doctors on medicine
Authors:Baig, Mirza Muhammad Fahad
Supervisor:Hallgren, Lars
Examiner:Calderon, Camilo
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2021
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:NG001 Environmental Communication and Management - Magister (1year master) Programme 60 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:evidence-based, alternative medicine, symbolic interaction, digital healthcare technologies, health communication, stakeholders in healthcare
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Rural sociology and social security
Deposited On:15 Sep 2021 06:33
Metadata Last Modified:16 Sep 2021 01:00

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