Social Media and Survivors

Kerry Rego spoke at the Nurse Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park, CA on May 8, 2017. The presentation titled “Social Media and Survivors” had the goal to provide information and resources to medical practitioners working with survivors of cancer, stroke, and violence.

Links to research and resources:

  1. “The role of social media use in improving cancer survivors’ emotional well-being: a moderated mediation study,” NCBI.
  2. “Health-related Internet use among cancer survivors: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey, 2003-2008,” SpringerLink.
  3. “Empowering patients through social media: The benefits and challenges,” Sage Journals.
  4. “Social media platforms assist cancer patients during treatment journey in many ways,” Oncology Nurse Advisor.
  5.  “Stroke survivors and their families receive information and support…: descriptive analysis…,” NCBI.
  6. “Technology is helping survivors stay connected,” Raconteur.
  7. “How social networks affect recovery after a stroke,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  8. “Domestic Abuse: Social networking risks, privacy, and safety planning,” Caring Unlimited.
  9. “Tech & social media safety,” The National Domestic Violence Hotline.
  10. “Tech Top 10 Tips, Social Media Use by Survivors,” Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
  11. “Facebook takes steps to help domestic violence survivors protect their privacy,” Think Progress.
  12. “Internet safety for survivors of domestic violence,” Network for Surviving Stalking.
  13. Domestic Violence Forums and Chats,


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