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Making and Unmaking Telepatients: identity and governance in new care technologies. / Mort, Margaret; Finch, Tracy; May, Carl.

In: Science, Technology, and Human Values, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2009, p. 9-33.

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Mort, M, Finch, T & May, C 2009, 'Making and Unmaking Telepatients: identity and governance in new care technologies', Science, Technology, and Human Values, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 9-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243907311274

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Mort, Margaret ; Finch, Tracy ; May, Carl. / Making and Unmaking Telepatients: identity and governance in new care technologies. In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 9-33.

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