Sarah Stewart, New Zealand, Tertiary, Midwifery, Health
I wear many hats including midwife and Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand. I am also enrolled as a PhD candidate at the Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane. I have always been interested in support and professional development for health professionals.
My research combines that with my other interest: the Internet. My PhD project is comparing traditional support and professional development to e-mentoring (mentoring provided by email) as experienced by aged care nurses and allied health professionals in Queensland, Australia.
The aim of the blog is to discuss issues facing midwifery/health education and professional development. It aims to explore the issues of using Web 2.0, both for personal learning and also as a teaching tool. And finally, it aims to be a resource for students and midwives, and anyone else interested in learning, teaching and midwifery.
Theme: midwifery, health, Web 2.0, mentoring