Sharing, Caring and Learning through Global Communication: an Analysis of a Specialty Nursing Listserv

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161393
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Presentation
Title:
Sharing, Caring and Learning through Global Communication: an Analysis of a Specialty Nursing Listserv
Abstract:
Sharing, Caring and Learning through Global Communication: an Analysis of a Specialty Nursing Listserv
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Thompson, Teresa, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Oakland University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 428 O, Rochester, MI, 48309-4401, USA
Contact Telephone:248.370.4075
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the demographics of nurses who post to the rehabilitation nursing listserv (RehabNurse Listserv); to identify what is discussed on the Listserv; and to ascertain what patterns as members posted to the Listserv. Framework: Specialty nursing practice is a subculture of the nursing profession. As a subculture each specialty has its own beliefs, values, actions, practices and language. In the twenty-first century global communication is possible through Listservs that create a virtual community. These communications are reflections of the specialties subculture. Sample: All postings on the RehabNurse Listserv (N=2053) from May 1999 to November 2000 constituted the sample for this study. Method: A content analysis of all Listserv messages was undertaken using NUD*IST 4 for qualitative data management software. This software allows for coding of entries by topics, roles assumed in communication and based on analysis support patterns and themes identified. SPSS was used for managing the demographic information including origin of participant, education, job title and certification. Results: Three hundred and eighteen of the 475 members posted to the listserv. Nurses identified themselves as being from Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and across the majority of the United States. The broad categories discussed included professional, clinical, disability/impairment, administration, and regulation, cultural/international and listserv housekeeping issues. The pattern taken by Listserv participants demonstrated a willingness to ask, share, care and mentor others. Conclusions: The specialty nursing Listserv creates a global virtual community of colleagues with similar beliefs, interests and concerns. Listservs are a potential resource for the professional nurse for information sharing collegiality, mentoring and peer validation. Today's nurse can use this technology as a learning tool as well as a reality test for their practice questions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSharing, Caring and Learning through Global Communication: an Analysis of a Specialty Nursing Listserven_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161393-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sharing, Caring and Learning through Global Communication: an Analysis of a Specialty Nursing Listserv</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thompson, Teresa, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oakland University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 428 O, Rochester, MI, 48309-4401, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">248.370.4075</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">thompson@oakland.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the demographics of nurses who post to the rehabilitation nursing listserv (RehabNurse Listserv); to identify what is discussed on the Listserv; and to ascertain what patterns as members posted to the Listserv. Framework: Specialty nursing practice is a subculture of the nursing profession. As a subculture each specialty has its own beliefs, values, actions, practices and language. In the twenty-first century global communication is possible through Listservs that create a virtual community. These communications are reflections of the specialties subculture. Sample: All postings on the RehabNurse Listserv (N=2053) from May 1999 to November 2000 constituted the sample for this study. Method: A content analysis of all Listserv messages was undertaken using NUD*IST 4 for qualitative data management software. This software allows for coding of entries by topics, roles assumed in communication and based on analysis support patterns and themes identified. SPSS was used for managing the demographic information including origin of participant, education, job title and certification. Results: Three hundred and eighteen of the 475 members posted to the listserv. Nurses identified themselves as being from Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and across the majority of the United States. The broad categories discussed included professional, clinical, disability/impairment, administration, and regulation, cultural/international and listserv housekeeping issues. The pattern taken by Listserv participants demonstrated a willingness to ask, share, care and mentor others. Conclusions: The specialty nursing Listserv creates a global virtual community of colleagues with similar beliefs, interests and concerns. Listservs are a potential resource for the professional nurse for information sharing collegiality, mentoring and peer validation. Today's nurse can use this technology as a learning tool as well as a reality test for their practice questions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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