Ommøblering af sensibilitetsknapperne: Forskydninger af professionelle videns- og engagementsammenhænge med digitale teknologier

Mikala Hansbøl

    Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftAbstraktForskning

    Abstract

    Welfare technology is taking up increasing space in health care debates, policies and professions in Denmark and worldwide. In Denmark, recent national and municipal health care strategies emphasize a radical refurnishment of the health care sector. Telemedicine, telehealth and homecare, empowerment and citizen-centric approaches are invoked as passages to the innovation of future health care practices. New actors in these health care movements are concepts like “epital” (virtual hospital), “telemedicine”, “telemonitoring”, “outmitted” and “self treating” patients. All of these movements are associated with what it implies to be working with and focusing on welfare technology. Digital technologies are seen as central actors in working with welfare technology in the professions, and central actors in forwarding the so-called new health care paradigm. In Denmark, recent research into developments of the nurse profession state that nurses increasingly experience rapid introduction of new digital technologies into their daily work practices. When it comes to the physiotherapy profession, there is a lack of knowledge about recent developments in the health care sector, and its implications for the physiotherapy profession.

    In 2002 empirical philosopher Annemarie Mol stated that the new meaning of “is” is situated. Being is situated. In this spirit, welfare technology is basically about (rapidly and digitally) changing the sociomaterial configurations of health care situations – that is moving the “is” of health care practices.

    This paper places professional sensibility towards sociomaterially shifting contexts of knowledges and engagements as a central literacy related to the new emphasis on digitally/tele supported health care practices. With the new health care movement, we foresee increasing needs for professionals that are able to navigate between and continuously develop new professional sensibilities, related to the rapid changing situations of the professional knowledge and engagement spaces.

    This foregrounds being able to professionally sense and provide answers to this question as increasingly important: what are the specific implications for the professional knowledge and engagement spaces, when introducing this or that digital technology into the health care situation? Engaging with this question presupposes professional relational sensibility towards practical (sociomaterial) arrangements of alternative health care practices, and towards their implications for enacting variations of good and bad passages to the “is” of health care practices. In other words, this paper also places an argument for the increasing importance of comparative literacy in the health care profession. This is presented as “professional relational comparative sensibility”.

    The paper refers to a large ongoing professional education development project at University College Zealand (UCSJ) in Denmark. The project is called Welfare Technology, Innovation, Care and Learning. It runs from January 2013 – December 2014, and includes developing welfare technology related teaching and learning practices in and across eight professional bachelor programmes at UCSJ. The project’s ambition is to further develop educational programmes in order to better raise students’ “technological literacy”.

    This paper takes point of departure in the ongoing refurnishment of the health care sector, and relates these movements to two case examples from the first empirical phase of the project (January 2013 – August 2013). The two cases provide different analogies to what it means to “refurnish sensitivity buttons”. The first case “health clinic and digital patient portfolios” is from module eight at the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree Programme. The second case “virtual rehabilitation” is from a Danish health center. The empirical gatherings are methodologically inspired by Annemarie Mol’s approach to praxiography.

    After a discussion of praxiography as a methodological approach to engaging with technological literacy (in this instance), the paper places technological literacy in relation to professional education in general, and more closely to the Physiotherapy Degree Programme in Denmark and at UCSJ. Thereafter, the paper presents the two cases, and refers to Moser and Law’s concepts of “extension”, “specificity”, “passages”, “bad passages”, “better passages”, as a means to engage in a relational comparative sensibility towards the shifting contexts of knowledges and engagements in physiotherapy practices.

    Literature:
    Hansbøl, M. (2013) Fysioterapeutfeltet. I: Schlüntz, D. et al. VIOL Delrapport Projektfase 1: Velfærdsteknologi: Kortlægning og analyse af nuværende fremtidige kompetencebehov inden for de sundhedsfaglige arbejdsfelter. Chapter 5, p. 43-59. Research report. University College Zealand. (Chapter title in English: The field of physiotherapy)

    Hansbøl, M. (2013) Sygeplejerskefeltet. I: Schlüntz, D. et al. VIOL Delrapport Projektfase 1: Velfærdsteknologi: Kortlægning og analyse af nuværende fremtidige kompetencebehov inden for de sundhedsfaglige arbejdsfelter. Chapter 6, p. 61-82. Research report. University College Zealand. (Chapter title in English: The field of nursing)

    Hansbøl, M. (2013) Et tværgående blik på velfærdsteknologi og sundhedsprofessionerne. I: Schlüntz, D. et al. VIOL Delrapport projektfase 1: Velfærdsteknologi: Kortlægning og analyse af nuværende fremtidige kompetencebehov inden for de sundhedsfaglige arbejdsfelter. Chapter 8, p. 92-95. Research report. University College Zealand. (Chapter title in English: A view on welfare technology across the health care professions)

    Hansbøl, M. (2013) Teknologiforståelse, velfærdsteknologi og professionsuddannelse. Work in progress paper. University College Zealand. (Paper title in English: Technological literacy, welfare technology and professional education)

    Hansbøl, M. (2010) Researching relationships between ICTs and education: Suggestions for a science of movements. PhD thesis, DPU/Aarhus University. https://www.ucviden.dk/portal-ucsj/files/15000673/Hansboel_2009.pdf
    Mol, A. (2002): The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice. Duke University Press.

    Moser, I. and Law, J. (1999): Good Passages, Bad Passages. In: Law, J. and Hassard, J. (eds.): Actor Network Theory and After. Blackwell Publishing. Pages 196-219.
    Bidragets oversatte titelOmmøblering af sensibilitetsknapperne: Forskydninger af professionelle videns- og engagementsammenhænge med digitale teknologier
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2014
    Antal sider2
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedProPEL conference "Professional Matters: materialities and virtualities of professional learning" 2014 - Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling, 25-27 June 2014, Stirling, Scotland, Stirling, Storbritannien
    Varighed: 25 jun. 201427 jun. 2014

    Konference

    KonferenceProPEL conference "Professional Matters: materialities and virtualities of professional learning" 2014
    LokationStirling Management Centre, University of Stirling, 25-27 June 2014, Stirling, Scotland
    LandStorbritannien
    ByStirling
    Periode25/06/1427/06/14

    Emneord

    • telemedicin
    • sundhedsteknologi

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