Academic Journal: Power and resistance within the hospital’s hierarchical system: the experiences of chronically ill patients – Griscti – 2016 – Journal of Clinical Nursing 

Abstract Aims and objectives To explore experiences of chronically ill patients and registered nurses when they negotiate patient care in hospital settings. Specifically, we explored how social and institutional {...}

Academic Journal: How Health Care Professionals Use Social Media to Create Virtual Communities: An Integrative Review

Abstract Background Prevailing health care structures and cultures restrict intraprofessional communication, inhibiting knowledge dissemination and impacting the translation of research into practice. Virtual communities may facilitate professional networking and {...}

Academic Journal: A functional and structural diagnosis of online health communities sustainability: A focus on resource richness and site design features

Abstract The reality of online communities’ under-contribution issues has often been clouded with theoretical rather than real-world insight. The present study aims to neutralize this disparity, through content analysis {...}

Academic Journal: Thinking of You: Vernacular Affordance in the Context of the Microsocial Relationship App, Couple

This paper explores how user interfaces fundamentally shape our experience of technology and so define the nature of our online interactions. While the subject matter studied is that of relationships {...}

Academic Journal: Do online social media cut through the constraints that limit the size of offline social networks?

Abstract from Robin Dunbar’s latest paper, and important, paper: The social brain hypothesis has suggested that natural social network sizes may have a characteristic size in humans. This is {...}