Using Foucault to Understand Self-Monitoring in Chronic Disease Management

  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
  • Steve Goldberg
Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)


In today’s twenty-first century healthcare environment, the interaction of patients with information and communication technologies (ICTs) is a particularly interesting dynamic to researchers who study changes in related behavioral phenomena. One such phenomenon is self-monitoring. In the management of noncommunicable chronic disease, self-monitoring is considered a critical enabler for the attainment and maintaining of a better healthcare state. This paper examines the behavioral change of self-monitoring and the integral role of ICTs in enabling patients to self-monitor.


Diabetes Pervasive Mobile solution Self-monitoring Power/knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 1
    • 2
  • Steve Goldberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Epworth HealthCareRichmondAustralia
  3. 3.Inet International Inc.ThornhillCanada

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