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Analyzing caregiving with the fourth generation of activity theory : the case of parent carers of children with cancer

Abstract

Our preliminary research shows the predominance of the use of virtual social networks such as Instagram or Facebook by these parent carers. Virtual social networks play a positive role for people with cancer. In the specific case of pediatric cancers, research logically targets the adolescent and young adult populations as users of social networks. This patient population builds a social network of peers to chat about the disease and posttreatment on an emotional and experiential level (Love et al., 2012). Digital 'SMAC' technologies such as social media (Higgins & Clark, 2013) can help to link multiple stakeholders, spaces, and spatiotemporal constraints. Social Media bring, for example, flexibility and a continuous ballet of incoming and outgoing actors, which provides freedom of action for carers.
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hal-04412758 , version 1 (23-01-2024)

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Anne-Laure Delaunay. Analyzing caregiving with the fourth generation of activity theory : the case of parent carers of children with cancer. ECIS 2023 : European Conference on Information Systems. "Co-creating Sustainable Digital Futures" - Fifth Developing Activity Theory in Information Studies (DATIS) workshop, Association of Information systems (AIS), Jun 2023, Kristiansand, Norway. ⟨hal-04412758⟩
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