Title

The specialist breast care nurse within an online community: adding the 16th moment of care

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

International Association for Human Caring

Place of Publication

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

19915

Comments

Originally published as: Witney, C., Hendricks, J., & Cope, V. (2015). The specialist breast care nurse within an online community: adding the 16th moment of care. International Journal for Human Caring, 19(1), 33-39. Original article available here

Abstract

The presence and active participation of a specialist breast care nurse, as both a member and employed health professional in an online support community, can have positive effects on the knowledge, understanding, and supportive care of online community members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their supporters . The nurse in this instance is a SBCN; however, other specialist nurses could undertake a similar role within other disease-specific support websites.

DOI

10.20467/1091-5710-19.1.33