Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Starting to develop social media guidelines for the Australian College of Midwives

At long last I have started work on the development of draft guidelines for the use of social media by midwives, on behalf of the Australian College of Midwives. This work is partly driven by the upcoming public consultation by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and following the furore of AHPRA's initial draft consultation document.

At this stage, I am reviewing the social media guidelines of other midwifery and health organizations, both in Australia and internationally.

I am looking for examples of guidelines that:

  • are proactive ie acknowledge that social media is here to stay;
  • supportive of the use of social media by midwives/health professionals;
  • give examples of good practice and practical tips for how we can use social media professionaly;
  • doe not take a punitive approach.
If you have any suggestions of guidelines that you think may help me, please let me know. 

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Stephen Blyth said...

This is second hand, but I trust the author's at Idealware - either they do the research themselves, or get first hand knowledge.

Sarah Stewart said...

Thanks, Stephen

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Peter Reed said...

Hi Sarah,

not related to midwifery, but you if you feel the guidelines I developed for academic staff are useful, then feel free to reuse.
You can download them from this post (although you might find an earlier post that is linked to within, useful too)


Sarah Stewart said...

Thanks Peter :)