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dc.contributor.authorKendall, S.
dc.contributor.authorIkioda, Faith
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, F.
dc.contributor.authorde Liddo, Anna
dc.contributor.authorBuckingham Shum, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T10:30:37Z
dc.date.available2014-08-05T10:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-08
dc.identifier.citationKendall , S , Ikioda , F , Brooks , F , de Liddo , A & Buckingham Shum , S 2013 , ' Factors That Influence Healthcare Professionals’ Online Interaction in a Virtual Community of Practice ' , Social Networking , vol. 2 , no. 4 , pp. 174-184 . https://doi.org/10.4236/sn.2013.24017
dc.identifier.issn2169-3323
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 7293973
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 5d8d24a7-0337-4b14-ac86-974d3c420252
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/14241
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2013 Faith Ikioda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.description.abstractOnline technologies have facilitated the development of Virtual Communities of Practice (virtual CoPs) to support health professionals collaborate online to share knowledge, improve performance and support the spread of innovation and best practices. Research, however, shows that many virtual CoPs do not achieve their expected potential because online interaction among healthcare professionals is generally low. Focusing on health visitors, who are UK qualified midwives or nurses who have undertaken additional qualifications as specialist public health workers in the community, the paper examines the factors that influence online interaction among health visitors collaborating to share knowledge and experience in a virtual CoP. The paper makes suggestions for how to improve online interaction among health professionals in virtual CoPs by increasing the size of membership in order to take advantage of both posting and viewing contributions, facilitating moderation to improve networking among geographically dispersed members groups and improving the topic relevance in order to stimulate contributions.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Networking
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dc.subjectVirtual Community of Practice; Health Visitors; Online Interaction; Collaboration
dc.titleFactors That Influence Healthcare Professionals’ Online Interaction in a Virtual Community of Practiceen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionCommunities, Young People and Family Lives
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
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dcterms.dateAccepted2013-10-08
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