El Análisis de Redes Sociales desde la perspectiva Enfermera: una aproximación teórico-empírica

  1. Pilar Marqués-Sánchez 1
  2. Néstor Serrano-Fuentes 12
  3. Natalia Arias 1
  4. Enedina Quiroga 1
  5. Elena Andina-Díaz 1
  6. Rosario Fernández-Peña 13
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02tzt0b78

  2. 2 University of Southampton

    University of Southampton

    Southampton, Reino Unido

    ROR https://ror.org/01ryk1543

  3. 3 Universidad de Cantabria

    Universidad de Cantabria

    Santander, España

    ROR https://ror.org/046ffzj20

Index de enfermería: información bibliográfica, investigación y humanidades

ISSN: 1132-1296

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 32

Issue: 1

Type: Article

DOI: 10.58807/INDEXENFERM20231058 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The field of health is one of the most relational environments that science knows, but the contacts between actors are rarely analyzed. The Theory of Networks conceptualizes the individual as part of a structure to which he nourishes, and from which he nourishes himself. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the method that supports Network Theory. In the following work the objectives of (i) to present the Theory of Networks and their justification in the health context are presented, (ii) to describe the SNA, (iii) to showresearch in health with application of the SNA, (iv) present the evolution of SNA in Spanish Nursing. Among the main conclusions it is highlighted that (i) the SNA focuses on the structure and the social entity as the unit of analysis, (ii) the networks are the cause and effect of the health outcomes, (iii) there are SNA investigations applied to the care and led by nurses, and (iv) to consolidate the knowledge and use of the SNA paradigm, it is necessary to create cohesive networks of researchers and multidisciplinary professionals.

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