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 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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ePortfolio for health professionals

  1. 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. 2. How can ePortfolios support professional development and ongoing learning of health professionals? www.flickr.com/photos/74821452@N00/208439427
  3. 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. 4. Midwives in New Zealand present portfolio at Review every two years <ul><li>Critique of practice against ten standards & competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection against practice statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from women & colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection on professional development over previous two years </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development plan for next two years </li></ul>
  5. 5. Portfolio is more than a repository www.flickr.com/photos/74863599@N00/60169132
  6. 6. Support my reflections www.flickr.com/photos/50417132@N00/2543123378
  7. 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. 8. www.flickr.com/photos/30231516@N00/399354425 What we have at the moment
  9. 9. Messy www.flickr.com/photos/54774885@N00/238419364
  10. 10. Bulky www.flickr.com/photos/55046645@N00/349046546
  11. 11. Reduced motivation www.flickr.com/photos/28551132@N06/3060048291
  12. 12. Restricts presentation to reading/writing www.flickr.com/photos/19487674@N00/58499153
  13. 13. Restricts audience & opportunities for feedback and collaboration www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/21824144
  14. 14. www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/2530138127
  15. 15. An ePortfolio allows me to:
  16. 16. Use alternative media www.flickr.com/photos/28884731@N07/2916318131
  17. 17. Freedom to be innovative & creative www.flickr.com/photos/66846353@N00/237795197
  18. 18. I have control www.flickr.com/photos/28911620@N00/443939386
  19. 19. Role model to colleagues, & start professional conversations www.flickr.com/photos/9532887@N08/2264193041
  20. 20. Continuous peer review, consultation & collaboration www.flickr.com/photos/65414509@N00/2819175465
  21. 21. Ongoing conversations with health consumers www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/2634681982
  22. 22. Personal quality control process Reflection and goal setting Publish Feedback Action
  23. 23. Issues for further consideration www.flickr.com/photos/83476873@N00/110993877
  24. 24. Authenticity of evidence www.flickr.com/photos/11599314@N00/590975150
  25. 25. Confidentiality of patients www.flickr.com/photos/85567601@N00/222695934
  26. 26. Personal privacy www.flickr.com/photos/11051496@N00/3238629251
  27. 27. Safe, but meaningful reflection www.flickr.com/photos/16377475@N00/64846990
  28. 28. Portability www.flickr.com/photos/14853452@N00/519772500
  29. 29. Buy-in www.flickr.com/photos/37321283@N00/883890246
  30. 30. Getting people to think of their portfolio in more creative terms www.flickr.com/photos/30265340@N00/1364283972
  31. 31. Skill development www.flickr.com/photos/63197350@N00/1891014870
  32. 32. Collaboration between industry, professions & education providers <ul><li>Integration throughout undergraduate education and then into registered practice to maintain continuity </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/8264376@N03/2918399820
  33. 33. <ul><li>ePortfolio: http://sarahstewart-eportfolio.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com </li></ul>