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Identifying Trends in European Medical Space -ITEMS, Final Report, EUR 23145

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2002-50024


The general goals of ITEMS network, gathering 23 research centres from 10 countries, were to contribute to structure European Human and Social Science Research on health and medicine and to identify the major trends concerning four main research axes: 1) Transformations of biomedical science and their impact on the definition of disease, health and care, 2) Participation of users in the context of different political traditions, 3) Coordination in health organizations, with a specific focus on the role of information and communication technologies, 4) Articulation of health, political and social issues. The project comprises four major objectives:
1) To map European Human and Social Sciences research centres investigating health and medicine changes.
2) To contribute to the scientific and methodological conception of comparative European research on the main trends of health and medicine.
3.) To produce recommendations for common educational activities for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows
4.)To propose forms of organization and modalities of coordination, for prolonging and transforming ITEMS investments into a European multi-disciplinary community.

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