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Advancing nursing practice through social media: a global perspective.
Online J Issues Nurs. 2012 Aug 14; 17(3):5.OJ

Abstract

Social media has been used globally as a key vehicle for communication. As members of an innovative profession, many nurses have embraced social media and are actively utilizing its potential to enhance practice and improve health. The ubiquity of the Internet provides social media with the potential to improve both access to health information and services and equity in health care. Thus there are a number of successful nurse-led initiatives. However, the open and democratising nature of social media creates a number of potential risks, both individual and organisational. This article considers the use of social media within nursing from a global perspective, including discussion of policy and guidance documents. The impact of social media on both healthcare consumers and nurses is reviewed, followed by discussion of selected risks associated with social media. To help nurses make the most of social media tools and avoid potential pitfalls, the article conclusion suggests implications appropriate for global level practice based on available published guidance.

Authors+Show Affiliations

International Council of Nurses. barry@icn.chNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23036062

Citation

Barry, Jean, and Nicholas R. Hardiker. "Advancing Nursing Practice Through Social Media: a Global Perspective." Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, vol. 17, no. 3, 2012, p. 5.
Barry J, Hardiker NR. Advancing nursing practice through social media: a global perspective. Online J Issues Nurs. 2012;17(3):5.
Barry, J., & Hardiker, N. R. (2012). Advancing nursing practice through social media: a global perspective. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 17(3), 5.
Barry J, Hardiker NR. Advancing Nursing Practice Through Social Media: a Global Perspective. Online J Issues Nurs. 2012 Aug 14;17(3):5. PubMed PMID: 23036062.
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