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Professional Portfolio:    putting your midwifery portfolio together Sarah Stewart 2008 [email_address] Image: ' Be seeing...
Commercial or do-it-yourself?  <ul><li>A commercial portfolio provides a concrete framework to follow </li></ul>Image: ' &...
Do-it-yourself <ul><li>Allows you the freedom to construct your own format and use different medias for presentation </li>...
<ul><li>Use loose leaf A4 binder so you can move sections around </li></ul>Image: ' 20080724-DSC_8035 '  www.flickr.com/ph...
Provide evidence Letters References Contracts Job descriptions Certificates of attendance Agendas 'Thank you' cards Meetin...
<ul><li>Do not put important original documents in your portfolio just in case the portfolio gets lost or stolen – use pho...
Be positive… Image: ' Orange Explosion '  www.flickr.com/photos/72369970@N00/175532290
and relevant Image: ' African elephant '  www.flickr.com/photos/15745225@N00/705454064
Be interesting… Image: ' Crystal Ball '  www.flickr.com/photos/8211018@N03/1162117754
Creative… Image: ' Grazie '  www.flickr.com/photos/16552084@N00/1422144415
analytical… Image: ' microscope_head.jpg 'www.flickr.com/photos/75771631@N00/162772082
and critical Image: ' Deep in thought '  www.flickr.com/photos/13023474@N06/2342924889
<ul><li>Typed text is easier to read & ‘smarter’ than hand written text  </li></ul>Image: ' remington  keys '  www.flickr....
Think about alternative medias to present your work www.flickr.com/photos/26572975@N00/1346068786   Audio www.flickr.com/p...
Do not be afraid to share portfolio with colleagues http://www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/1897477556/ Everyone has the...
Constructive discussion will enable you to identify areas you can develop www.flickr.com/photos/76815233@N00/504413268
Personal details  <ul><li>Name, address, employer, contact details </li></ul><ul><li>Midwifery qualifications </li></ul><u...
Employment history <ul><li>Job title, employer or practice setting, dates, description of job/key responsibilities </li></...
<ul><li>Level of skills acquired </li></ul><ul><li>Innovations of practice you have implemented </li></ul><ul><li>What wer...
Education and professional qualifications <ul><li>General education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key events/learning – you may no...
Continuing education <ul><li>Provide evidence of formal and informal education </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical update, personal...
Evidence of reflection <ul><li>Name of activity </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Your o...
Critical incident   <ul><li>An event that made you think about your life and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Incident that well...
<ul><li>Where and when did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What were you thinki...
Professional activities <ul><li>NZCOM membership and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Teac...
<ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Description of activity </li></ul><ul...
Competencies for entry to register <ul><li>Portfolio needs to demonstrate you have achieved that basic level for entry to ...
<ul><li>Examples of documentation or care plans </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of how you practice in relation to evidence or ...
Midwifery Standards Review <ul><li>Analysis of statistical data </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Disc...
Professional development plan <ul><li>Developed as part of MSR process </li></ul><ul><li>May be specific short term aims o...
<ul><li>Goal/objective to be achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Date commenced </li></ul><ul><li>Planned completion date </li></ul...
References   <ul><li>Hull, C., & Redfern, L. (1996).  Profiles and portfolios . MacMillan: Basingstoke. </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Here is a presentation that will help you think about the format of your professional portfolio. Although targeted at midwives, the format can be used for any of the health professions

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  1. 1. Professional Portfolio: putting your midwifery portfolio together Sarah Stewart 2008 [email_address] Image: ' Be seeing you ' www.flickr.com/photos/19487674@N00/58499153
  2. 2. Commercial or do-it-yourself? <ul><li>A commercial portfolio provides a concrete framework to follow </li></ul>Image: ' &quot;Dear Flickr ...&quot; ' www.flickr.com/photos/23400852@N08/2609262521
  3. 3. Do-it-yourself <ul><li>Allows you the freedom to construct your own format and use different medias for presentation </li></ul>Image: ' Drilling ' www.flickr.com/photos/35034353164@N01/548373913
  4. 4. <ul><li>Use loose leaf A4 binder so you can move sections around </li></ul>Image: ' 20080724-DSC_8035 ' www.flickr.com/photos/22038283@N02/2738228614
  5. 5. Provide evidence Letters References Contracts Job descriptions Certificates of attendance Agendas 'Thank you' cards Meetings Skills Image: ' Thank You Note Letterpress ' www.flickr.com/photos/24566159@N00/2451480923
  6. 6. <ul><li>Do not put important original documents in your portfolio just in case the portfolio gets lost or stolen – use photocopied/certified documents only </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/78942960@N00/184030504
  7. 7. Be positive… Image: ' Orange Explosion ' www.flickr.com/photos/72369970@N00/175532290
  8. 8. and relevant Image: ' African elephant ' www.flickr.com/photos/15745225@N00/705454064
  9. 9. Be interesting… Image: ' Crystal Ball ' www.flickr.com/photos/8211018@N03/1162117754
  10. 10. Creative… Image: ' Grazie ' www.flickr.com/photos/16552084@N00/1422144415
  11. 11. analytical… Image: ' microscope_head.jpg 'www.flickr.com/photos/75771631@N00/162772082
  12. 12. and critical Image: ' Deep in thought ' www.flickr.com/photos/13023474@N06/2342924889
  13. 13. <ul><li>Typed text is easier to read & ‘smarter’ than hand written text </li></ul>Image: ' remington keys ' www.flickr.com/photos/68084379@N00/50212307
  14. 14. Think about alternative medias to present your work www.flickr.com/photos/26572975@N00/1346068786 Audio www.flickr.com/photos/86533050@N00/362732167 Video www.flickr.com/photos/83727590@N00/494149018 www.flickr.com/photos/63574695@N00/204274302 Poem Song Painting www.flickr.com/photos/46944516@N00/190673196
  15. 15. Do not be afraid to share portfolio with colleagues http://www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/1897477556/ Everyone has the same apprehensions and questions
  16. 16. Constructive discussion will enable you to identify areas you can develop www.flickr.com/photos/76815233@N00/504413268
  17. 17. Personal details <ul><li>Name, address, employer, contact details </li></ul><ul><li>Midwifery qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Midwifery philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Personal reflection. What are your strengths and weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>Interests and personal information </li></ul>
  18. 18. Employment history <ul><li>Job title, employer or practice setting, dates, description of job/key responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>How big is your caseload; how much time spent on teaching & administration? </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/25506969@N00/154864349
  19. 19. <ul><li>Level of skills acquired </li></ul><ul><li>Innovations of practice you have implemented </li></ul><ul><li>What were least enjoyable aspects of job and why did you leave? </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/40954787@N00/242486104
  20. 20. Education and professional qualifications <ul><li>General education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key events/learning – you may not want to go right back to primary/secondary education, but there may be a key event/learning that heavily influenced your life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dates /where/provider of education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Other qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Significant events or achievements </li></ul>
  21. 21. Continuing education <ul><li>Provide evidence of formal and informal education </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical update, personal skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Conference or seminar attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Significant reading – this may be an article, poem, book that made you think and had an effect on your practice </li></ul><ul><li>Keep record of compulsory education eg infant resuscitation workshop </li></ul>
  22. 22. Evidence of reflection <ul><li>Name of activity </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Your objectives for the activity </li></ul><ul><li>A summary of content </li></ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes and implications for practice </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/41754875@N00/233508614
  23. 23. Critical incident <ul><li>An event that made you think about your life and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Incident that well or not so well </li></ul><ul><li>Incident where your intervention made a difference </li></ul><ul><li>An event that captures the essence of midwifery </li></ul><ul><li>Demanding incident </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/84362437@N00/2108094704
  24. 24. <ul><li>Where and when did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What were you thinking about? </li></ul><ul><li>What were your feelings? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you find demanding or satisfying? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you have done differently? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel now? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn from the incident? </li></ul><ul><li>What broader issues such as ethical, political or social arise from this situation? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Professional activities <ul><li>NZCOM membership and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Working with consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Local activities </li></ul><ul><li>Unpublished work </li></ul><ul><li>Conference or seminar presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Published work </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Writing policies or guidelines </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Description of activity </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes – what went well and not so well? What did you learn and how will you apply it to practice? </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/84362437@N00/249479508
  27. 27. Competencies for entry to register <ul><li>Portfolio needs to demonstrate you have achieved that basic level for entry to Register </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of how you maintain practice </li></ul><ul><li>Critical incident/exemplar </li></ul><ul><li>Details of specific case or episodes of care </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of information resources you use </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Examples of documentation or care plans </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of how you practice in relation to evidence or research </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of how you communicate or work with women, students and colleagues </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/47404211@N00/2113599630
  29. 29. Midwifery Standards Review <ul><li>Analysis of statistical data </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of aspects of care </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Keep most recent information you presented, development plan and attendance certificate in portfolio </li></ul>
  30. 30. Professional development plan <ul><li>Developed as part of MSR process </li></ul><ul><li>May be specific short term aims or long term aims </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed at regular intervals </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/64251830@N00/364312031
  31. 31. <ul><li>Goal/objective to be achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Date commenced </li></ul><ul><li>Planned completion date </li></ul><ul><li>How are you going to achieve these objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Key steps </li></ul><ul><li>Resources required </li></ul><ul><li>Results/outcomes and how will you evaluate these </li></ul><ul><li>Others involved with project </li></ul>
  32. 32. References <ul><li>Hull, C., & Redfern, L. (1996). Profiles and portfolios . MacMillan: Basingstoke. </li></ul><ul><li>Midwifery Council of New Zealand. (2008). Recertification Programme: competence-based practising certificates for midwives. Retrieved 21 October, 2008, from http://www.midwiferycouncil.org.nz/content/library/Revised_Recertification_Programme_updated_May_2008.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Stewart, S. 2000. Professional Portfolios: a necessary evil? New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, June, 22 : 23-24. </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand College of Midwives. Professional Portfolio: www.midwife.org.nz </li></ul>
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