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  • How student midwives can use social media and not get into trouble! Sarah Stewart Australian College of Midwives 2013
  •  The good stuff about social media What can go wrong Tips about professional use of social media
  • The good stuff about social media
  • Keep up to date
  • Link up with midwifery gurus
  • Join national and international conversations about midwifery and birth
  • See other points of views
  • Get connected
  • Develop a professional profile
  • Join campaigns
  • Access professional development opportunities
  • What can go wrong?
  • Student shares picture of her posing with a placenta on Facebook facebook.html
  • Doctor calls delivery suite “birthing shed” & intensive care “cabbage patch”
  • Paramedic boasts on Facebook that he groped a patient’s breasts misconduct-daily-mail-uk/ Image: LAS 7934 2
  •  Radiographer congratulating a woman on Facebook on their pregnancy having seen it in the womans records Hospital porter adding a patient as a friend on Facebook after seeing the persons details on hospital headboard Hospital employee making comments on Facebook that brought the hospital into disrepute Midwife blogs about a client in such a way that the woman can be identified American midwife gives inappropriate advice to pregnant woman in New Zealand Paramedic slams midwife on Facebook but says its his sense of humour
  • Tips about professional use of social media
  • Be mindful ofthe universityspolicies, as wellas professionaland legal codesand standards
  • Build a professional profile
  • Be careful about thepersonal details you make available online
  • Be mindful of your security/privacy settings on your social media accounts
  • Make professional connections
  • Be mindful about who you add asfriends – do not add women who are in your care
  • Do not publish anything that you wouldnt want on the front page of a newspaper
  • Be respectful at all times
  • Do not talk about clients/women or colleagues without their permission, which includes photos
  • Do not give advice to pregnant women or clients
  • Be careful about copyright – do not use materialswhose copyright belong to others
  • Remember the 3 golden rules of online communication Six degrees of separation – the world of social media is a small one Once on the Internet, always on the Internet If in doubt......dont do it!
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