Book Announcement: Humans and Devices in Medical Contexts: Case Studies from Japan

Humans and Devices in Medical Contexts:
Case Studies from Japan

Editors
Susanne Brucksch, Kaori Sasaki

This book explores the ways in which socio-technical settings in medical contexts find varying articulations in a specific locale. Focusing on Japan, it consists of nine case studies on topics concerning: experiences with radiation in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Fukushima; patient security, end-of-life and high-tech medicine in hospitals; innovation and diffusion of medical technology; and the engineering and evaluating of novel devices in clinical trials.

The individual chapters situate humans and devices in medical settings in their given semantic, pragmatic, institutional and historical context. A novel interdisciplinary approach offers deep insights beyond the manifold findings of each case study, thereby enriching academic discussions on socio-technical settings in medical contexts amongst affiliated disciplines. This volume will be of broad interest to scholars, practitioners, policy makers and students from various disciplines, including Science and Technology Studies (STS), medical humanities, social sciences, ethics and law, business and innovation studies, as well as biomedical engineering, medicine and public health.

For more information: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-33-6280-2

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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