Digital Citizenship refers to a person using technology in order to engage in society.
The story of Adam
Adam was an Award winning Poet and Disabilities Campaigner. He communicated through blinking and he described Twitter as his window on the world.
In his words:
Adams Blog (Twitter: My window on the world)
Leaves a long lasting legacy about the need for professionals to be online in order for us to listen to, talk to and learn from the experiences of people who use our services.
Social Media enables a voice for all, which cuts through and disrupts traditional boundaries in Health Care.
Empowers people, creates opportunities for peer support and education re self management
Technology is a big part of the future, as we move towards new models of care and as Social Media becomes a more mainstream communication tool, Digital literacy will be an important skill of the future Health Professional.
One take home message would be to remember Adam's empowering journey around Social Media.