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.
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