Social media has reached into every profession - and nursing is no exception. Almost daily, new research and publishing methods emerge. This fast-paced, ever-changing way of disseminating information will continue to evolve, whether nurses participate or not. With the vital role that nursing plays in the health care community, nurses cannot afford to fall behind. Social media provides exciting possibilities for networking, creating content, finding and sharing information and collaborating to create a global nursing network.
These changes can be challenging, The Nurse’s Social Media Advantage: How Making Connections and Sharing Ideas Can Enhance Your Nursing Practice will provide you with the tools you need for success. The third book in the Nurse’s Advantage series explains how social media impacts patients and the health care community and why nurses need to be at the forefront of this new technology.
Author and social media expert Rob Fraser, BScN, RN, presents information in an easy-to understand Q&A format and discusses everything social media: from sharing your knowledge to assessing your legal risks and everything in between.
About the Author
In 2008 Robert Fraser, BScN, RN, launched NursingIdeas.ca to connect nurses and nursing students with leaders, researchers, and innovators in health care. After finishing his undergraduate degree at Ryerson University, he was recruited to do his Masters of Nursing at the University of Toronto and expects to graduate in the summer of 2011. He was the only nurse selected for an Innovation (isuma) Fellowship to work with the Health Strategy Innovation Cell, an advisory research group for the Ontario Ministry of Health. Currently, he is a Junior Fellow at Massey College and working with health care organizations to better engage patients and providers online.