Interested in Twitter journal club but not sure what it’s all about? Keep reading.
The next #hpmJC will be held on 29th September 2014, 10pm AEST (noon GMT). It will be hosted from the UK by Dr Ollie Minton (@drol007). The article to be discussed is Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review, by Kennedy et al. It’s available via open access from BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care.
Twitter journal club is a regular (approximately monthly) “tweet chat”. Unlike a traditional journal club, participants are located all over the world, giving a global perspective to the discussion and sharing their local practices. Sometimes the study authors participate!You don’t need a Twitter account to watch the discussion – simply go to twitter.com and type #hpmJC into the search bar in the top right-hand corner of the page. An even easier option is to visit a website like tweetchat.com or tchat.io – these websites automatically update when anyone tweets with the #hpmJC hashtag. Again, you don’t need to sign in to use these websites.
If you wish to participate in the journal club (which I’m sure you will), I would recommend signing in to tweetchat.com or tchat.io using your Twitter account. These sites automatically add the #hpmJC hashtag to your tweets so you don’t have to remember to do it. If you use the twitter.com website or Twitter phone/tablet app during the journal club, just remember to add “#hpmJC” to each of your tweets.If these instructions don’t make sense, I recommend this guide to Twitter chats from #hcsmanz (Healthcare Social Media Australia and New Zealand).
There’s also a great interview on ehospice with Sarah Russell (@learnhospice), a hospice nurse, educator and researcher based in the UK. She shares some benefits of tweet chats and tips for newcomers. (Reflections from the Front Line: Part One #SoMe: So what about tweet chats?)