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Das ePatienten-Handbuch
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, medical, and financial data” (ibid: 23) all of which are needed to develop personalised health services. Despite the concerns for privacy, many patient community platforms are becoming major contributors to medical research and it is on the basis of this research that the parameters for data selection and evaluation are being adjusted and built into wearables and body tracking tools. It is from this research that the values of what counts as healthy with regard to vital data are set, that is, are fed back into the instruments as goals and markers of health. Not

. Dies wird besonders deutlich am Beispiel der Plattformen für den Erfahrungsaustausch von Patient*innen, die Deborah Lupton untersucht hat.52 In den vergangenen Jahren haben sich zu vielen, gerade selteneren Krankheitsbildern sogenannte „online patient communities“ gegründet, de- ren Zweck für die Nutzer*innen unmittelbar einleuchtet: Erfahrungswerte können ausgetauscht, Behandlungsmethoden bewertet, möglicherweise so- gar Forschungsvorhaben angestoßen werden. Doch auch hier sind es zu- nehmend kommerzielle Anbieter, die diese Plattformen mit der Absicht

-monitoring, there are many different kinds of networks and organizations involved. Data from personal informatics, as all data, do not remain in silos, but enter into networks. Individuals are networked to providers, developers, employers, social and professional communities, educational institutions, businesses, government, health- care organizations, and patient communities. In these networks, individuals are not merely nodes, but also hubs, insofar as they take more and more control of their data. Personal informatics therefore also refers to the many new opportunities

- nious working and coordination of the healers’ universe and thus also of the health of his patient/community” (ibid.; see also Ashforth 2005: 154ff.). Medicinal plants contribute to the process of cleansing and purification, at least when used as umithi wokwelapha (Zl.) (Engl.: medicine for healing) (Ngubane 1977: 22), also referred to 144 Contested Properties as umuthi omhlope (white muthi, Ashforth 2005: 133). Anne Hutchings reported that medicinal plants such as umSuzwane (Xh.) (Engl.: Lemon Bush) are used specifical- ly in burial rites, for instance: “A mixture of