Editorial

Health, Media and Participation

  • Maja Klausen
  • Anette Grønning
  • Carsten Stage
Keywords: Media, Participation, Health, Co-decision, Co-design, Patient, Health institution, Health professional

Abstract

This special issue, entitled “Health, Media and Participation”, consists of seven articles that explore some of the different ways that media participation and health participation intertwine in contemporary media culture. In these seven articles, participation in health and media is addressed in the analysis of a variety of practices: Patients that use media to become participants in co-decision and self-care processes, patients and citizens being more or less able to use media to engage in (patient) communities, patients communicating with (and affecting) institutions and authorities in new mediated ways, health professionals using social media to create public awareness about politically urgent issues and health professionals co-designing digital learning technologies. The contributions are in this way united by taking an interest in the democratic potentials and dilemmas of participating in health through media participation. The issue also includes one open section article by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier. The special issue is edited by Maja Klausen, Anette Grønning and Carsten Stage.

Published
2021-01-07
How to Cite
Klausen, M., Grønning, A., & Stage, C. (2021). Editorial. Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.7146/tjcp.v8i1.123036
Section
Editorial / Introduction