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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-25T15:51:11Z
dc.date.available2020-02-25T15:51:11Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-02
dc.identifier.citationRyan, G., Jackson, J. and Cornock, M., (2019). 'Exploring public perspectives of e-professionalism in nursing'. Nursing Management, 26(6). DOI: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1870.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1354-5760
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/nm.2019.e1870
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/nm.2019.e1870
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624523
dc.description.abstractBackground E-professionalism is a term used to describe the behaviours of healthcare professionals, including nurses, in the online environment. While a range of professional guidance on the use of online social media platforms is available, there has been little research into the perspectives of patients and the public more generally on nurses’ e-professionalism. Aim To explain what, how and why the public make decisions about the acceptability of nurses’ online behaviours and e-professionalism, and to make recommendations for nurses on managing the information they share online. Method This was a mixed-method critical realist study. Participants in a survey (n=53) and two focus groups (n=8) discussed and rated the acceptability of five vignettes related to nurses’ online behaviours based on real-life examples. Findings The participants generally thought that nurses are entitled to have a personal life and freedom of speech and to promote causes they believe to be important, even if these were not aligned with their own beliefs. Participants unanimously considered the use of profane language against any individuals or groups to be unacceptable. Conclusion The public make decisions on the acceptability of nurses’ online behaviours based on a range of complex factors, including social and individual values, attitudes and beliefs, as well as their intent and consequences. Recommendations for nurses on how to manage the information they share online include: using separate platforms for personal, educational and professional purposes; using functions that control who can ‘tag’ and share their posts; and ensuring any information they share that relates to healthcare or nursing practice is up to date and evidence based.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRCN Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.rcni.com/nursing-management/evidence-and-practice/exploring-public-perspectives-of-eprofessionalism-in-nursing-nm.2019.e1870/print/absen_US
dc.subjectcommunicationen_US
dc.subjectImage of nursingen_US
dc.subjectInformation technologyen_US
dc.subjectProfessional issuesen_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.titleExploring public perspectives of e-professionalism in nursingen_US
dc.typeResearch Reporten_US
dc.identifier.eissn2047-8976
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalNursing Managementen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.7748/nm.2019.e1870
dc.source.journaltitleNursing Management
dc.source.volume26
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage29
dc.source.endpage35
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-16
dc.author.detail785189en_US


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