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To be or not to be in the social media arena? The perspective of healthcare providers working within adolescent and young adult oncology in Switzerland
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4606451
Author(s) De Clercq, Eva; Rost, Michael; von der Weid, Nicolas; Ansari, Marc; Elger, Bernice Simone
Author(s) at UniBasel De Clercq, Eva
Rost, Michael
von der Weid, Nicolas
Elger, Bernice Simone
Year 2022
Title To be or not to be in the social media arena? The perspective of healthcare providers working within adolescent and young adult oncology in Switzerland
Journal International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume 34
Number 6
Pages / Article-Number 417-429
Abstract Given that social media is quickly penetrating clinical practice, it is essential to explore how these technologies can be used to improve patient-centered care. This is particularly important for healthcare professionals caring for adolescents and young adults (AYA), amid whom the use of social media is nearly universal and whose medical and psychosocial needs are often underestimated by the pediatric or adult oncology settings in which they are treated., To examine the perspectives of various medical professionals on the emerging role of social media in AYA oncology., Three focus groups were performed with Swiss healthcare professionals involved in the care of AYA patients with cancer. The focus groups were analyzed using thematic coding., Healthcare professionals caring for AYA cancer patients in Switzerland are reluctant to step into the social media sphere because they find it difficult to navigate professional boundaries in an unfamiliar space where different contexts collapse. Nurses and younger healthcare professionals who tend to have a more intimate relationship with AYA, often lack virtual mentorship to know how to maintain online professionalism. Adolescents and young adults cancer-related social media presence was unknown to our participants which resulted in missed occasions to inform, educate and care for this often underserved population of cancer patients., More practical guidance is needed to help healthcare professionals with how to integrate social media into clinical practice. Setting up fruitful collaborations between medical institutions and existing AYA support groups online might be the best way forward.
Publisher De Gruyter
ISSN/ISBN 0334-0139 ; 2191-0278
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/79327/
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1515/ijamh-2020-0137
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32860667
ISI-Number MEDLINE:32860667
Document type (ISI) Journal Article
 
   

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