This blog is a bit of an experiment :0)
Despite not really setting out with any grand intentions in mind, I was identified as a Social Pioneer by the Nursing Times in 2014, mainly for both my promotion of engagement with people with long-term conditions on Social Media but also for my work with professionals in encouraging and role modelling.
I believe that in a modern society nurses should be digitally competent and have a high level of digital professionalism in order to:
‘uphold the reputation of your profession at all times. You should display a personal commitment to the standards of practice and behaviour set out in the Code. You should be a model of integrity and leadership for others to aspire to. This should lead to trust and confidence in the profession from patients, people receiving care, other healthcare professionals and the public.’ (Extract from the Code, NMC 2015)
I try hard to do this at all times and aspire to role model digital behaviours. Here are some examples of how I try to do this:
- I work hard at holding professional conversations at the same time as maintaining a balance of being human and authentic.
- I try to help others if they seem to be struggling.
- I add value through adding content and materials that further nursing.
- I share my knowledge of social media and have worked with NHSIQ to produce a simple film for practitioners – see here.
As part of my nursing revalidation I need to collect feedback about my practice.
It would be really brilliant if you could leave a comment for me below that I can use to further reflect for my professional portfolio!
Constructive feedback from anyone is welcomed, not just other nurses. Feedback from patients and students is particularly welcomed.