The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support and facilitate interactions on the Web has increased in the amount of users, communities, and organizations. Computer-Mediated Communications (CMC) is among the most frequently studied and used ICT. As a communications medium, CMC has the ability to connect geographically dispersed individuals without the constraints of time or space. CMC helps foster online communities-where individuals with similar interests and/ or experiences can come together. It is the ability to connect people that make these ICTs a valuable tool for social support. Thus, this chapter proposes the need to explore the use of ICT, specifically the role of CMC as a support medium for victims/survivors of Domestic Violence (DV), a topic germane to healthcare and the overall general well-being of females, their families, and societies at large.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||1466639903, 9781466639904|
|State||Published - Apr 30 2013|