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Educating Future Health Care Professionals About Cybercivility: Needs Assessment Study

De Gagne, Jennie C., PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; Conklin, Jamie L., MLIS; Yamane, Sandra S., MS, MSN, RN; Kang, Hee Sun, PhD, RN; Hyun, Myung-Sun, PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000487
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As misbehaviors online in higher education have been widely addressed in recent research, the discourse on cyberincivility has become a contemporary issue in health professions education. However, studies regarding cybercivility, particularly from an interprofessional education standpoint, are few. This study assessed the knowledge, experience, and perceptions about cyberincivility among students in 4 health care disciplines. Their preferred means of learning about cybercivility and the perceived benefits of such education are also discussed.

Author Affiliations: Associate Professor (Dr De Gagne), Duke University, School of Nursing; and Research and Education Librarian (Ms Conklin), Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham; and Assistant Professor (Ms Yamane), Department of Nursing, Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina; Professor (Dr Kang), Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul; and Professor (Dr Hyun), College of Nursing, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Kang, Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, 84 Heukseok-Rd, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul, 156-756, South Korea (

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Accepted for publication: October 13, 2017

Published ahead of print: December 5, 2017

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