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Falls Prevention with @clareRCGP on Twitter


Holistic care As regular readers will know, my main practice interest is in mental health, however, all OTs are trained in both mental and physical health. Providing holistic care to the people I’m working with is enhanced by this training.

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Posted in Commons, CPD, Evidence based practice, Interprofessional practice, Physical health, Twitter

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

Social Media Analytics (1) Klout and Algorithims


A short post today about analysing your social media impact. Opinions vary about the usefulness of this, especially since the results are based on aalgorithims that we do not, as end users, have access to. Rumours abound on social media

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Posted in Analytics, Digital Inclusion, Klout, Social Media, Social Media, Web 2.0

Using Facebook to foster social interaction in older people after acquired brain injury. Anita Hamilton 2011


I have found a great example of how we can use Social Media (in this case, Facebook) to foster social engagement in older adults after acquired brain injury. A.hamilton festival of teaching 2011 View more documents from Anita Hamilton As

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Posted in Acquired brain injury, Digital Inclusion, Evidence based practice, Facebook, Occupational Therapy, Recovery, Social Isolation, Social Media

Excuse me, I think I just did a MOOC.


I stumbled across this description of a MOOC when reading this OT blog last week. Blimey. I thought. That’s what I’ve been looking for. In fact, that’s what I’ve been doing! In fact, I haven’t. Not by a long chalk.

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Posted in Blogging, Digital Inclusion, Evidence based practice, Facebook, Learning Disabilities, Occupational Therapy, Physical disability, Reflection, Social Inclusion, Social Media, Social Phobia, Stigma, Web 2.0

Google+ has arrived


First of all, let’s get one thing straight. I am very conflicted about Facebook. On the one hand, I dislike their ownership of my content, their constant default privacy settings that are too public and I have to go in

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Posted in Facebook, Google+, Occupational Therapy, Recovery, Reflection, Social Media, Stigma, Web 2.0

Have a look at this guidance


A working group has already been developing the guidance for nhs professionals using social networking sites in their professional practice. Link available here: http://www.library.nhs.uk/KNOWLEDGEMANAGEMENT/ViewResource.aspx?resID=289920 edit: sorry, this link no longer seems to work 24/07/2011 Link provided by Sarah Bodell, who

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Posted in Recovery, Reflection, Second Life, Social Media, Web 2.0
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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