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Nurses Using Social Media and Mobile Technology for Continuing Professional Development: Case Studies from Australia


Mather, C and Cummings, E, Nurses Using Social Media and Mobile Technology for Continuing Professional Development: Case Studies from Australia, Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare, Medical Information Science Reference, M Househ, E Borycki and A Kushniruk (ed), United States, pp. 147-172. ISBN 978-1-4666-6150-9 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6150-9.ch010


Continuing professional development is mandatory for all healthcare professionals in Australia. This chapter explores how the expectations of the regulatory and professional organisations of nursing and midwifery can be integrated within the profession by enrolled and registered nurses and midwives to meet the requirements and maintain their registrations. Using actual case studies as a basis, the chapter demonstrates how continuing professional development can be delivered as mobile or m-learning using social media or mobile technologies within this health profession. This chapter focuses on case studies from the Australian healthcare sector; however, it appears that similar issues arise in other countries and so the challenges and solutions described in the case studies can inform practice in other countries. It concludes by discussing the potential for continuing professional development m-learning into the future.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:continuing professional development, nursing, mlearning, social media
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:93801
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-08-18
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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