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Strategies for Developing Family Nursing Communities of Practice Through Social Media

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Family Nursing, January 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 194)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Strategies for Developing Family Nursing Communities of Practice Through Social Media
Published in
Journal of Family Nursing, January 2017
DOI 10.1177/1074840716689078
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kris Isaacson, Wendy Looman, Wendy S. Looman

Abstract

This discussion article presents communities of practice (CoPs) and bridging social capital as conceptual frameworks to demonstrate how social media can be leveraged for family nursing knowledge, scholarship, and practice. CoPs require a shared domain of interest, exchange of resources, and dedication to expanding group knowledge. Used strategically and with a professional presence, mainstream social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube can support the family nurse in developing and contributing to CoPs related to family nursing. This article presents four strategies-curate, connect, collaborate, and contribute-for establishing and growing a social media presence that fits one's professional goals and time availability. Family nurses who leverage social media using these strategies can strengthen existing CoPs and at the same time bridge networks to reach new audiences, such as family advocacy groups, policy makers, educators, practitioners, and a wide array of other extended networks.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 24%
Researcher 3 14%
Other 2 10%
Unspecified 2 10%
Other 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 29%
Unspecified 4 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 14%
Social Sciences 3 14%
Other 2 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2018.
All research outputs
#1,119,097
of 12,061,875 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Family Nursing
#11
of 194 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,797
of 327,963 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Family Nursing
#1
of 8 outputs
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