The last decade has seen tremendous growth in the use of communication technology within healthcare. Along with the rise of various eHealth technologies during the early 2000s, the recent increased prevalence of socially-driven Internet technology (social media) has begun to impact the nursing profession in a number of salient fashions.
Nursing education and practice are two areas which have been influenced by the evolving communication modalities that social media technologies can facilitate. Regardless, the nursing profession as a whole has been remarkably slow to recognize and study these new modalities of communication facilitated by the evolution of social media.
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