Clinical Nurse Specialist Copyright B 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Using Research to Advance Nursing Practice Column Editor: Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN The Next Research Frontier Lee Anne Siegmund, PhD, RN ocial media, which includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, difficult to achieve. While participants share experiences Google+, blogs, and many other applications, has about their healthcare problems or treatments, the researcher Sbecome an integral part of everyday life for many can use the platform as a tool to measure not only knowl- people. In the United States alone, 69% of adults use so- edge and attitudes about specific healthcare problems or cial media. Facebook claims the most traffic, with 76% of treatments but also the effect of peer influence on knowl- its users reporting daily use. Although there may be many edge and attitudes. Advantages of social media research for societal concerns about overuse of such platforms, the clin- the clinical nurse specialist’s consideration are summarized ical nurse specialist is in a unique position to utilize social in Table 1. media as both a research instrument and a research venue to affect patient outcomes. Recruitment Social media research is still new; therefore, its use in Social
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