Social Media for Nurses

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Social Media for Nurses

SKU# 9780826195883

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 is a how to primer for nurses and health professionals that provides, simply and clearly, the knowledge and skills they need to effectivly use interactive social media when educating consumers/patients on health issues and for their own professional development. The book also includes educational content such as guidelines describing how to use Social Network Tools/Social Network Sites (SNT/SNS) safely and effectively, as well as other resources available to support health professionals and consumers/patients in using SNT/SNS resources for health-related goals.

Included as well are examples of research studies related to SNT/SNS in healthcare. The text uses a conceptual approach to teaching the material that reinforces the main points of each chapter, and includes chapter activities and exercises to promote point-of-care applications of SNT/SNS. Near future advances in technology and point of care use are woven throughout. The text will be of value for all nurse education and practice settings.


Product Details 

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

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Table of Contents 


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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