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Dokument Type: InProceedings
metadata.dc.title: Digital technology in health education? – opportunities for new mothers in Mexican public healthcare services
Authors: Harder, Jamie Lee 
Gutierrez Chavez, Andrea Sarahi 
Institute: Forschungskolleg “Institute for Advanced Study” (FoKos) 
Free keywords: Breastfeeding, Healthcare, Inequality, Mexico, Technology, Stillen, Gesundheitswesen, Ungleichheit, Mexiko, Technologie
Dewey Decimal Classification: 004 Informatik
GHBS-Clases: QGT
Issue Date: 2020
Publish Date: 2020
Source: Radtke, Jörg (Hrsg.) ; Klesel, Michael (Hrsg.) ; Niehaves, Björn (Hrsg.): New perspectives on digitalization: Local issues and global impact. Siegen: Universitätsbibliothek Siegen, 2020. - DOI, S. 23 - 30
The Mexican healthcare system deals with several challenges such as a high level of fragmentation, low investments by the state and remaining high out-of-pocket payments. The socioeconomic status of each family decides which access to healthcare is granted due to the form of health insurance provided. Health literacy rates depend highly on the educational level, correlate with health inequalities and influence health-related decisions such as breastfeeding strongly. This study presents first findings of problem-centered interviews (N=9) from a case-study in Guadalajara, Mexico. It shows a possible starting point to integrate the usage of digital devices in the Mexican public health sector to interact with new mothers who are hospitalized after having given birth. Findings suggest that the use of digital technology could help to raise the health literacy in the specific decision of breastfeeding.
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:467-16432
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