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dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorErikainen, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorPeltonen, Laura-Maria
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Wasim
dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Michael
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Siobhan
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-18T09:10:49Z
dc.date.available2021-10-18T09:10:49Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-22
dc.identifier.citationO'Leary L, Erikainen S, Peltonen L, Ahmed W, Thelwall M & O'Connor S (2021) Exploring nurses' online perspectives and social networks during a global pandemic COVID-19. Public Health Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12994en
dc.identifier.issn0737-1209en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/phn.12994en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/624410
dc.description© 2021 The Authors. Published by Wiley. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12994en
dc.description.abstractObjectives. Examine the online interactions, social networks, and perspectives of nursing actors on COVID-19 from conversations on Twitter to understand how the profession responded to this global pandemic. Design. Mixed methods. Sample. 10,574 tweets by 2,790 individuals and organisations. Measurements. NodeXL software was used for social network analysis to produce a network visualisation. The betweenness centrality algorithm identified key users who were influential in COVID-19 related conversations on Twitter. Inductive content analysis enabled exploration of tweet content. A communicative figurations framework guided the study. Results. Nursing actors formed different social groupings, and communicated with one another across groups. Tweets covered four themes; 1. outbreak and clinical management of the infectious disease, 2. education and information sharing, 3. social, economic, and political context, and 4. working together and supporting each other. Conclusion. In addition to spreading knowledge, nurses tried to reach out through social media to political and healthcare leadership to advocate for improvements needed to address COVID-19. However, they primarily conversed within their own professional community. Action is needed to better understand how social media is and can be used by nurses for health communication, and to improve their preparedness to be influential on social media beyond the nursing community.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/phn.12994en
dc.subjectpandemicen
dc.subjectnursingen
dc.subjectCOVID-19en
dc.subjectsocial mediaen
dc.subjectTwitteren
dc.titleExploring nurses’ online perspectives and social networks during a global pandemic COVID-19en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalPublic Health Nursingen
dc.date.updated2021-10-14T14:43:00Z
dc.date.accepted2021-10-01
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW18102021MTen
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-10-29en
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refterms.dateFOA2021-10-30T02:55:47Z


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