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Type: Journal article
Title: Do you use social media? A study into new nursing and midwifery graduates' uptake of social media
Author: Tuckett, A.
Turner, C.
Citation: International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2016; 22(2):197-204
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1322-7114
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Anthony Tuckett, Catherine Turner
Abstract: Social media use is expanding rapidly, so too is its use within hospitals and amongst healthcare professionals. This study describes the use of social media by Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery graduates of the Graduate e-Cohort study; there were 112 (93%) respondents from a 2014 sample of 121 nurses and midwives. Findings suggest that the professional peak body goal of using social media as a vehicle for professional education requires consideration of the social media platforms that are actually being used by new graduates. We recommend that work by the respective professions at both an undergraduate and graduate level needs to focus on the implications of social media use or policy and practice to ensure that everyone is aware of when and how to engage in social media platforms and what to do and how to behave when using social media.
Keywords: cohort; health; midwives; nurses; social media
Description: Article first published online: 4 NOV 2015
Rights: © 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
RMID: 0030041699
DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12411
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