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This is the framework for a workshop I facilitated at the 2013 Australian College of Midwives conference in Hobart, on the 30th September, about midwives' use of social media. This year my focus is ...

This is the framework for a workshop I facilitated at the 2013 Australian College of Midwives conference in Hobart, on the 30th September, about midwives' use of social media. This year my focus is moving away from the actual tools, to how we use them in a professional manner.

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    • Midwifery: isn't there an app for that? Sarah Stewart & Rachel Smith 2013 Australian College of Midwives Sarah.stewart@midwives.org.au http://www.flickr.com/photos/54258032@N00/30944163 8
    • Objectives for today's workshop 1. Setting the scene 2. Describe some examples in which midwives use social media for professional development 3. List some of the common social media tools that you can use for midwifery practice 4. Explore some scenarios that present challenges for midwives 5. Construct a plan for how you can use social media in your own personal practice, and for local, national and international professional communication and collaboration
    • Setting the scene What do you already know about social media? How do you use social media, if at all? Any particular questions you have, or things you want to know? http://www.flickr.com/photos/50451886@N00/3534516458
    • You cannot ignore social media because.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/27451852@N05/4802699353
    • the way we learn, teach, work, play and communicate is changing www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/440672445
    • This impacts on our relationships with women and families... http://www.flickr.com/photos/12706161@N03/7810800898
    • ...as well as our own learning, professional development and networking http://www.flickr.com/photos/93212162@N08/8540717756
    • Gen Y & Z have grown up with social media
    • ...and use it with mobile technology http://www.flickr.com/photos/10565597@N00/2542177818
    • and they expect to be able to engage with you online http://www.flickr.com/photos/50417132@N00/490343339
    • July 2013, 17.2 million Australians accessed the internet and spent an average of 38 hours online across 60 sessions Nielson 2013
    • 7.3 million Australians use Facebook on their mobile every day Facebook 2013
    • On average, in July, Australians spent 5 hours and 20 minutes watching online video Nielson 2013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/81203773@N00/411770953
    • Google, Facebook & YouTube are the top three brands http://www.flickr.com/photos/98894117@N00/2051377206
    • 72% of internet users say they looked online for health information within the past year Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/72098626@N00/2681686220
    • The most commonly- researched topics are specific diseases or conditions; treatments or procedures; and doctors or other health professionals http://www.flickr.com/photos/48819968@N00/123905 8 Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2013
    • One in five internet users have consulted online reviews and rankings of health care service providers and treatments Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/15923063@N00/3440688097
    • Social media can enhance our personal learning, professional development and networking Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/1431384410
    • Provides personal and professional support
    • Networking, sharing information
    • Professional collaboration
    • Become part of national and international campaigns
    • Connect with midwives of influence
    • Connect midwives who live in rural and remote areas
    • Organize and take part in real time events #hcsmanz http://www.thechatdiary.com/wemidwives/ #wemidwives
    • Common social media tools
    • Twitter https://twitter.com/Thinkbirth
    • Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Otago- Polytechnic-School-of-Midwifery
    • Blog http://www.glorialemay.com/blog
    • Wiki http://internationaldayofthemidwife.wikispace s.com
    • Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
    • Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellymotherbaby/292 5283271/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    • YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=8w9WNtTAVYU
    • Google Docs http://www.jordemoderforeningen.dk/fileadmin/Tidsskrift_for_Jord emoedre/2012/09_2012/Will_you_be_my_friend.pdf
    • LinkedIn
    • What are the challenges? http://www.flickr.com/photos/49512158@N00/3702176604
    • Scenario 1 A midwife has a personal Facebook page. A pregnant client wants to “friend” her. What does the midwife do?
    • Scenario 2 A midwife who works in a hospital finds out that two women who have recetnyl had babies has been making detrimental claims about her practice on Twitter. What does she do?
    • Scenario 3 A midwife notices that a student midwife has written some information about her clinical placements, on her blog, that could identify the women she has been working with. What should the midwife do?
    • Scenario 4 A midwife has a professional Facebook page. An ex-client tags him and writes a beautiful comment about what a wonderful midwife he has been. What should he do?
    • Construct a plan for how you can use social media in your own personal practice What do you want to achieve? What skills do you need to learn? What resources do you require? What time frame? How will you evaluate your progress? http://www.flickr.com/photos/72093892@N00/5302015421
    • “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.” - Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
    • Sarah Stewart Sarah.stewart@midwives.org.au Twitter: @SarahStewart http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/sarahmstewart http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs