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Social Media for Nurses

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Educating Practitioners and Patients in a Networked World

Author: Ramona Nelson PhD, BC-RN, FAAN, ANEF, Debra Wolf PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, Irene Joos PhD, RN

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This book clearly and comprehensively presents the knowledge and skills nurses and health professionals need in order to effectively use the Internet and interactive social media to educate health consumers. By understanding and using Web 2.0 and Health 2.0 applications and technology, nurses will have access to a critical tool for improving the health of individuals, families, and communities, as well as enhancing their own professional development. The different types of health care information sites available on the Internet are addressed along with criteria for evaluating them. The text provides a framework for understanding the devices that support social media and depicts the many scenarios in which social media can be used to promote health. Also included are examples of research studies related to health care informatics.

Each chapter begins with clear and concise learning objectives and explanations of related terms. A theoretical foundation for understanding the concepts in the chapter is included, along with web-based resources that support additional in-depth learning. Discussion questions and exercises stimulate the development of critical thinking skills and promote point-of-care applications. Advances in technology and point-of-care use expected to come in the near future are woven throughout. The text will be of value for all nurse education and practice settings.

Key Features:

  • Provides easily understood information on interactive social media applications and their implications for nursing and health delivery
  • Illustrates how to use social networking tools and sites effectively
  • Describes the types of health care information websites available and how to evaluate them
  • Addresses the many devices that support social media and when to use them
  • Includes a database of tools and resources to assist educators, students, administrators, and practitioners in their use of the Internet and social media

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 12, 2012
  • Page Count 284
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826195883
  • EISBN 9780826195890

About The Author(s) 

Ramona Nelson

Ramona Nelson, PhD, BC-RN, FAAN, ANEF, is president of her own informatic consulting company. Her consulting work has focused on the integration of informatics in healthcare education and the use of internet based technology in the education process. Prior to that Dr. Nelson was Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Nursing, Slippery Rock University, PA. Dr. Nelson currently serves as Chair of the NLN Educational Technology and Information Management Advisory Council and is a member of the ANA Committee on Nursing Practice Information Infrastructure. In 2008, because of her pioneering work in informatics, she was invited to participate as a member of the task force charged with revising the Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics, which was published that year by ANA. Her past publications include textbooks, monographs, book chapters, journal articles, WWW publications, abstracts and newsletters. She is author of the 5th edition of Introduction to Computers for Health Professions (2005) and Healthcare Informatics: An Interdisciplianry Approach (2002). Dr. Nelson is an active member of professional organizations including NLN, ANA, HIMSS, ANIA-Caring.



Irene Joos

Irene Joos, RN, PhD, is Associate Professor in the IST Department as well the Director of Online Learning at La Roche College, Pittsburgh, with a previous post as Director of Library and Instructional Technologies. Dr. Joos received a doctorate in Education and a master's in Medical-Surgical Nursing and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught, and teaches, Office Automation, Management of Information Systems, Cyberspace, Computer Based Training, Virtual Communities and Social Media to all La Roche College students, and Nursing Informatics courses to undergraduate and graduate nursing students in on campus and online formats. She has also taught medical-surgical nursing, foundations, basic nursing concepts and theories, professional nursing role, and nursing informatics courses in diploma, baccalaureate, and masters programs. Dr. Joos currently supports online students and faculty and conducts training sessions for faculty in online teaching and using Blackboard. She focuses on the use of technology to help nurses work efficiently and effectively. Dr. Joos has previously published with Dr. Nelson, Introduction to Computers for Health Professions (2010). Her past publications also include a textbook, book chapter, and journal/newsletter articles.



Debra Wolf

Debra M. Wolf, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN is Associate Professor of Nursing, Chatham University, PA, where she teaches at the DNP and graduate levels in courses specific to EBP and informatics. She is also an independent Healthcare Informatics Consultant, most recent working with Thomas Edison State College, developing curricular content for their new Masters in Nursing Informatics program. At Slippery Rock University she oversaw the Informatics curricular content in the RN to BSN program. At Robert Morris University, she taught in the DNP program as adjunct faculty. With her 30+ years within the health care arena, she has focused on integrating technology into health care settings, change management, and process redesign, working closely with various IT vendors and health systems in exploring and integrating new technologies. She was invited to testify at the IOM on the future needs of nursing where she emphasized the need for innovative technology to be integrated into all nursing programs. In addition she has served on the NLN: Education Technology Information Management Advisory Committee and the Western Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapter Board of Directors. Dr. Wolf has published widely in the literature and is a member of multiple organizations including HIMSS, NLN, ANA, and Sigma Theta Tau

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Table of Contents 

Preface
Acknowledgments

1. An Introduction: Social Media and the Transitioning Roles and Relationships in Health care
Ramona Nelson and Irene Joos

2. Software Applications Supporting Social Media
Irene Joos

3. Selecting Devices and Related Hardware to Support Social Media
Debra M. Wolf

4. Applications and Tools Promoting Health 2.0 via Social Media
Debra M. Wolf

5. Consumer-Centered Virtual Health Communities
Irene Joos

6. Personal Health Records (PHRs)
Debra M. Wolf

7. Telehealth
Debra M. Wolf

8. Business Models and Health-Related Social Media
Ramona Nelson

9. Professional Guidelines, Policies, Regulations, and Laws Impacting Health-Related Social Media Communication
Ramona Nelson

10. Social Media and Health Care-Tomorrow and Beyond
Irene Joos and Ramona Nelson

Appendix Glossary Index

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