Do you use social media? A study into new nursing and midwifery graduates' uptake of social media

Tuckett, Anthony and Turner, Catherine (2015) Do you use social media? A study into new nursing and midwifery graduates' uptake of social media. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22 2: 197-204. doi:10.1111/ijn.12411


Author Tuckett, Anthony
Turner, Catherine
Title Do you use social media? A study into new nursing and midwifery graduates' uptake of social media
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-172X
1322-7114
Publication date 2015-11-04
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12411
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 204
Total pages 8
Place of publication Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2016
Language eng
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.
Keyword Cohort
Health
Midwives
Nurses
Social media
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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Created: Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 13:04:52 EST by Dr Anthony Tuckett on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work