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Checking my cissexual privilege #transdocfail


The current situation We’ve recently been faced with our failings, as medical professionals, in the care of people who are LGBT*I. If you do a Twitter search under the #transdocfail, you’ll see how privilege and prejudice are colouring our interactions

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Posted in CPD, Interprofessional practice, Reflection, Twitter

#JoharisWindow- public, real-time CPD on Twitter


The #nhssm chat: “What are you an avatar of?” During a recent #nhssm chat, @MarkOneInFour started to explore what our presence in social media represented about our selves. We didn’t have time during the chat, but we did decide to

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Posted in CPD, Interprofessional practice, Reflection, Research, Social Media, Twitter

Mary Seacole school project


I’ve become aware of moves by Michael Gove to redesign the History syllabus for children in our schools. His idea seems to include the removal of many famous women, and people of Black and minority ethnic heritage from the histories

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Posted in Commons, Interprofessional practice, Reflection

Misrepresentation Online


I’ve been embroiled in a rather frustrating conversation with a person who I originally engaged with on the basis they seemed to be attached to an NHS Trust. I’m afraid I have no copy of the original Tweet, but he

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Marion Janner (and Buddy) of @Starwards Interview at #COT2012


Marion, described in her interview as a force of nature, explains her experiences with her own treatment under the mental Health Act led her to set up Star Wards, a way to structure and recognise excellent practice in Inpatient mental

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Posted in #COT2012, Bambuser, Conditions in Mental Health, Conference, Inpatient Services, Reflection, Social Inclusion, Stigma, Video, YouTube

#MindTech- Thoughts and Reflections


This post discusses the recent Mind Tech Unconference, a transcript of the back channel discussing the day can be found in my previous post http://claireot.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/mindtech-the-unconference-grabchat/ There are several issues that I immediately wished to comment on, namely, commissioning criteria in the

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Posted in AHP, Anxiety, Commons, Conference, CPD, Depression, Evidence based practice, Inpatient Services, Recovery, Reflection, Social Media

What should be included in a #MedEdMOOC? Social Media in Continuing Professional Development


After previously considering what a MOOC for OT, and indeed for healthcare should look like, I am delighted to report that plans are underway to develop the first MOOC for Healthcare Professionals and other interested people, and the name chosen

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Posted in CPD, Evidence based practice, Reflection, Risk, Social Media
Claireot

I'm an OT called Claire. I write about health, particularly mental health, and also about Social Media and Web 2.0 technology. I am particularly interested where these two fields overlap.
I believe that we all hold the potential for Recovery- let's grow together.

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