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"Social network analysis" AND nursing

James Michael Parnell, Jennifer C Robinson
AIM: This paper introduces social network analysis as a versatile method with many applications in nursing research. BACKGROUND: Social networks have been studied for years in many social science fields. The methods continue to advance but remain unknown to most nursing scholars. DESIGN: Discussion paper. DATA SOURCES: English language and interpreted literature was searched from Ovid Healthstar, CINAHL, PubMed Central, Scopus and hard copy texts from 1965-2017...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
David A Hurtado, Lisset M Dumet, Samuel A Greenspan, Yaritza I Rodriguez
This study applied Social Network Analysis (SNA) to test whether advice-seeking interactions among peers about safe patient handling correlate with a higher frequency of equipment use. Patient-care workers (n=38) at a community hospital in Oregon nominated peers they would consult for advice regarding safe patient handling. Results show a positive correlation between identifying more peers for safe patient handling advice and using equipment more frequently. Moreover, nurses with more reciprocal advice seeking nominations used safe patient handling equipment more frequently...
April 2018: Applied Ergonomics
Kate Sabot, Deepthi Wickremasinghe, Karl Blanchet, Bilal Avan, Joanna Schellenberg
BACKGROUND: Social network analysis quantifies and visualizes relationships between and among individuals or organizations. Applications in the health sector remain underutilized. This systematic review seeks to analyze what social network methods have been used to study professional communication and performance among healthcare providers. METHODS: Ten databases were searched from 1990 through April 2016, yielding 5970 articles screened for inclusion by two independent reviewers who extracted data and critically appraised each study...
October 23, 2017: Systematic Reviews
David Charles Benton
Bibliometrics is a method of statistically analysing written works, including books and journal articles. It can be used to measure an academic article's value, the importance of individual authors or academic research, and the productivity of authors, institutions or departments. Aim To explore how bibliometrics can assist nurse academics in providing documented evidence to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC's) revalidation requirements. Method The author's publication history was used to demonstrate how nurse academics can use bibliometrics to provide evidence of their continuing professional development (CPD)...
August 30, 2017: Nursing Standard
Sung-Heui Bae, Alireza Farasat, Alex Nikolaev, Jin Young Seo, Kelly Foltz-Ramos, Donna Fabry, Jessica Castner
AIMS: To examine the nature and characteristics of both received and provided mutual support in a social network within an acute care hospital unit. BACKGROUND: Current evidence regarding the social network in the health care workforce reveals the nature of social ties. Most studies of social network-related support that measured the characteristics of social support used self-reported perception from workers receiving support. There is a gap in studies that focus on back-up behaviour...
July 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Carola J M Groenen, Noortje T L van Duijnhoven, Marjan J Faber, Jan Koetsenruijter, Jan A M Kremer, Frank P H A Vandenbussche
OBJECTIVE: To improve Dutch maternity care, professionals start working in interdisciplinary patient-centred networks, which includes the patients as a member. The introduction of the case manager is expected to work positively on both the individual and the network level. However, case management is new in Dutch maternity care. The present study aims to define the profession that would be most suitable to fulfil the role of case manager. DESIGN: The maternal care network in the Nijmegen region was determined by using Social Network Analysis (SNA)...
February 2017: Midwifery
Aude Motulsky, Jenna Wong, Jean-Pierre Cordeau, Jorge Pomalaza, Jeffrey Barkun, Robyn Tamblyn
Objective: To describe the usage of a novel application (The FLOW) that allows mobile devices to be used for rounding and handoffs. Materials and Methods: The FLOW provides a view of patient data and the capacity to enter short notes via personal mobile devices. It was deployed using a "bring-your-own-device" model in 4 pilot units. Social network analysis (SNA) was applied to audit trails in order to visualize usage patterns. A questionnaire was used to describe user experience...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
D C Benton, S L Ferguson
AIM: To examine the longer term impact on the social network of participating nurses in the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI2013) through using differing frequencies of follow-up to assess impact on maintenance of network cohesion. BACKGROUND: Social network analysis is increasingly been used by nurse researchers, however, studies tend to use single point-in-time descriptive methods. METHOD: This study utilizes a repeated measures, block group, control-intervention, quasi-experimental design...
March 2017: International Nursing Review
David Benton, Stephanie Ferguson
Social network analysis examines the way individuals are connected within groups or networks, and the role they play in these groups. In terms of its application to issues related to nurse leaders, much of the research focuses on the structure of their networks, the roles they play, and whether the networks can be changed to improve communication flows. This article reports results of a study that aimed to deepen understanding of how a particular trait - communication apprehension - can affect the roles that nurse leaders play within network structures...
May 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Sun Young Kwon, Ka Ryeong Bae
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the knowledge structure of cancer survivors. METHODS: For data, 1099 articles were collected, with 365 keywords as a Noun phrase extracted from the articles and standardized for analyzing. Co-occurrence matrix were generated via a cosine similarity measure, and then the network analysis and visualization using PFNet and NodeXL were applied to visualize intellectual interchanges among keywords. RESULTS: According to the result of the content analysis and the cluster analysis of author keywords from cancer survivors articles, keywords such as 'quality of life', 'breast neoplasms', 'cancer survivors', 'neoplasms', 'exercise' had a high degree centrality...
February 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Anne-Nicole S Casey, Lee-Fay Low, Yun-Hee Jeon, Henry Brodaty
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: (i) To describe nursing home residents' perceptions of their friendship networks using social network analysis (SNA) and (ii) to contribute to theory regarding resident friendship schema, network structure, and connections between network ties and social support. DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional interviews, standardized assessments, and observational data were collected in three care units, including a Dementia Specific Unit (DSU), of a 94-bed Sydney nursing home...
October 2016: Gerontologist
Xiao-Ni Hou, Yu-Fang Hao, Jing Cao, Yan-Chao She, Hong-Mei Duan
Collaboration has become very important in research and in technological progress. Coauthorship networks in different fields have been intensively studied as an important type of collaboration in recent years. Yet there are few published reports about collaboration in the field of nursing. This article aimed to reveal the status and identify the key features of collaboration in the field of nursing in China. Using data from the top 10 nursing journals in China from 2003 to 2013, we constructed a nursing scientific coauthorship network using social network analysis...
January 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
T Kinnison, S A May, D Guile
Veterinary practices have evolved since the era of solo practitioners working on one site. Today veterinary practices tend to include veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, receptionists and business managers, leading to the notion of the veterinary team and the rise of interprofessional working. In addition, practices have grown in size and frequently include several branches, creating a distributed team. Research regarding veterinary teamwork is lacking. This paper uses Social Network Analysis (SNA) to address this issue...
October 24, 2015: Veterinary Record
Martijn van der Eijk, Bastiaan R Bloem, Frouke A P Nijhuis, Jan Koetsenruijter, Hubertus J M Vrijhoef, Marten Munneke, Michel Wensing, Marjan J Faber
BACKGROUND: ParkinsonNet, a nationwide organization with regionally oriented professional health networks in TheNetherlands, aims to improve the quality of Parkinson care. Facilitation of multidisciplinary collaboration is a key objective of ParkinsonNet. OBJECTIVES: This study examined whether the concept enhances multidisciplinary collaboration between healthcare professionals involved in Parkinson care. METHODS: A regional network involving 101 healthcare professionals was newly established...
2015: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
Vincent A Pinelli, Klara K Papp, Jed D Gonzalo
BACKGROUND: Optimal care delivery requires timely, efficient, and accurate communication among numerous providers and their patients, especially during hospital discharge. Little is known about communication patterns during this process. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the frequency and patterns of communication between patients and providers during patient discharges from a hospital-based medicine unit. DESIGN AND APPROACH: On the day of the patient's discharge, the patient and all healthcare providers involved in the discharge were interviewed using structured questions related to information exchange during the discharge process...
September 2015: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Marie Dauvrin, Vincent Lorant
BACKGROUND: International migration is a global phenomenon challenging healthcare professionals to provide culturally competent care. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of leaders on the cultural competence of healthcare professionals. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from 2010 to 2012 to obtain data for a social network analysis in 19 inpatient services and five primary care services in Belgium...
May 2015: Nursing Research
David C Benton
PURPOSE: Social network analysis (SNA) is increasingly being used to provide a visual and quantitative analysis of relationships among groups of staff and other subjects of interest. This paper examines the role SNA can play in identifying existing networks, and measures the impact of participation in brief task-focused project groups on the underlying communication pathways. METHODS: An SNA of a closed group of nurse leaders was conducted in a health system in Scotland, UK...
March 2015: Asian Nursing Research
Mark Sykes, Brigid M Gillespie, Wendy Chaboyer, Evelyn Kang
Perioperative team membership consistency is not well researched despite being essential in reducing patient harm. We describe perioperative team membership and staffing across four surgical specialties in an Australian hospital. We analyzed staffing and case data using social network analysis, descriptive statistics, and bivariate correlations and mapped 100 surgical procedures with 171 staff members who were shared across four surgical teams, including 103 (60.2%) nurses. Eighteen of 171 (10.5%) staff members were regularly shared across teams, including 12 nurses, five anesthetists, and one registrar...
February 2015: AORN Journal
David C Benton, Ma Pilar Fernández Fernández
UNLABELLED: The International Council of Nurses developed and introduced the Leadership For Change, Programme in 1996. The programme has been delivered in over 60 countries and more than five, thousand nurse leaders have completed the highly adaptable learning experience. The programme, uses an action learning methodology and from an initial cohort of students trained by an expert trainer, approximately one third of the group goes on to participate in a train-the-trainers programme to, become certified to deliver the education to peers in their country...
2014: Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
David Charles Benton, Stephanie L Ferguson
AIM: To determine whether communication networks exist in a diverse and competitively selected cohort of nurse leaders, and to identify variables that explain any patterns of connection. METHOD: Twenty seven nurse leaders completed a form to ascertain the presence and strength of communication between participants. Data were analysed using social network analysis, generating a visualisation of the network and associated quantitative measures. RESULTS: Participants were poorly connected...
December 31, 2014: Nursing Standard
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