ePortfolio for health professionals

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The slideshow presents some of the issues that face health professionals with regards to developing an ePortfolio. On the one hand, an ePortfolio is seen as a great tool for professional development. …

The slideshow presents some of the issues that face health professionals with regards to developing an ePortfolio. On the one hand, an ePortfolio is seen as a great tool for professional development. The barriers are uptake, digital literacy and confidentiality, to name but a few. My ePortfolio is embedded in my blog and wiki, but many health professionals are likely to be uncomfortable with this approach. Hopefully this slideshow will start some conversations about these issues.

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  • Yes, that is definetly an advantage of having an open ePortfolio. I would hope that it would start up all sorts of discussions between practititoners and consumers. The only downside (depending on your point of view) is that a 'rate your midwife' situation may occur. Now, this may be fair enough but it could also turn nasty too. What do you think?
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  • Hi Sarah, would prospective clients of a midwife have access to an eportfolio? It would possibly make choosing a midwife easier and more informed.
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  • Thank you, Ray.
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  • Sarah, what an impressive, thought-inspiring and professionally produced Show.

    Please see my blog for further comments:

    http://efoliointheuk.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-can-we-learn-from-others.html
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  • @easegill We haven't seen any evidence come out of New Zealand yet, but then again it's early days. What will be difficult for us to tease out is what affects practice: the portfolio or the Standards Review
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  • 1. ePortfolios for health professionals: a personal perspective Sarah Stewart 2009 [email_address] http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com www.flickr.com/photos/7913306@N03/1297479920
  • 2. How can ePortfolios support professional development and ongoing learning of health professionals? www.flickr.com/photos/74821452@N00/208439427
  • 3. For midwives in New Zealand a portfolio is a statutory requirement – containing evidence of practice over last 3 years www.flickr.com/photos/68319844@N00/446270854
  • 4. Midwives in New Zealand present portfolio at Review every two years
    • Critique of practice against ten standards & competencies
    • Reflection against practice statistics
    • Feedback from women & colleagues
    • Reflection on professional development over previous two years
    • Professional development plan for next two years
  • 5. Portfolio is more than a repository www.flickr.com/photos/74863599@N00/60169132
  • 6. Support my reflections www.flickr.com/photos/50417132@N00/2543123378
  • 7. Support me as I work out what & how I have learned, & how I can apply that to future practice www.flickr.com/photos/82312837@N00/466722575
  • 8. www.flickr.com/photos/30231516@N00/399354425 What we have at the moment
  • 9. Messy www.flickr.com/photos/54774885@N00/238419364
  • 10. Bulky www.flickr.com/photos/55046645@N00/349046546
  • 11. Reduced motivation www.flickr.com/photos/28551132@N06/3060048291
  • 12. Restricts presentation to reading/writing www.flickr.com/photos/19487674@N00/58499153
  • 13. Restricts audience & opportunities for feedback and collaboration www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/21824144
  • 14. www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/2530138127
  • 15. An ePortfolio allows me to:
  • 16. Use alternative media www.flickr.com/photos/28884731@N07/2916318131
  • 17. Freedom to be innovative & creative www.flickr.com/photos/66846353@N00/237795197
  • 18. I have control www.flickr.com/photos/28911620@N00/443939386
  • 19. Role model to colleagues, & start professional conversations www.flickr.com/photos/9532887@N08/2264193041
  • 20. Continuous peer review, consultation & collaboration www.flickr.com/photos/65414509@N00/2819175465
  • 21. Ongoing conversations with health consumers www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/2634681982
  • 22. Personal quality control process Reflection and goal setting Publish Feedback Action
  • 23. Issues for further consideration www.flickr.com/photos/83476873@N00/110993877
  • 24. Authenticity of evidence www.flickr.com/photos/11599314@N00/590975150
  • 25. Confidentiality of patients www.flickr.com/photos/85567601@N00/222695934
  • 26. Personal privacy www.flickr.com/photos/11051496@N00/3238629251
  • 27. Safe, but meaningful reflection www.flickr.com/photos/16377475@N00/64846990
  • 28. Portability www.flickr.com/photos/14853452@N00/519772500
  • 29. Buy-in www.flickr.com/photos/37321283@N00/883890246
  • 30. Getting people to think of their portfolio in more creative terms www.flickr.com/photos/30265340@N00/1364283972
  • 31. Skill development www.flickr.com/photos/63197350@N00/1891014870
  • 32. Collaboration between industry, professions & education providers
    • Integration throughout undergraduate education and then into registered practice to maintain continuity
    www.flickr.com/photos/8264376@N03/2918399820
  • 33.
    • ePortfolio: http://sarahstewart-eportfolio.wikispaces.com
    • Blog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com