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Palliative Care Grand Rounds Coming to GeriPal


Leigh Kramer from the blog “Confessions of a Young (Looking) Social Worker” will be hosting Palliative Care Grand Rounds this Wednesday, September the 2nd. For those of you who don’t know, Palliative Care Grand Rounds is a great series that puts a spotlight on outstanding blog posts focused on hospice, palliative care, death, or dying. Stop by her site starting this Wednesday to see what great blog finds she has been able to dig up.

Also of note, GeriPal is hosting Palliative Care Grand Rounds on Wednesday, October 7th! GeriPal hit close to 400 readers on Friday alone, so I have no doubt that the GeriPal community can uncover some great posts hiding out there in the blogosphere. If you see, hear, or smell anything over the next month that you think is worth passing on, please comment on this post with a link to the article.

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Umanohone said…
So I'm not sure if this is exactly palliative care related, but as it disturbs me in my heart of hearts, I want to go ahead and post it:

A Drugmaker's Playbook Reveals a Marketing Strategy

-Chrissy Kistler
Umanohone said…
And in an effort to be more palliative care related and heart warming, please check out this article:

Husband in Longest Marriage Dies

It's just so lovely.

-Chrissy Kistler
Umanohone said…
Hmm... My hypertext link didn't work, so here's the long of it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8232483.stm
good link shared on BLOGGER.Com :)
Alex Smith said…
Great post at the Health Affairs Blog about key geriatrics and palliative care issues in proposed health reform legislation. They interview Christine Cassel, MD, President American Board of Internal Medicine, Diane Meier, MD, Director of Center to Advance Palliative Care, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Jerald Winakur, MD, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at University of Texas.
Umanohone said…
Hi All, I read this last night on the NY Times and remember reading this short story in high school and how much it troubled me then. I wonder if this disquiet is related to the psychic suffering I feel when I see patients suffer in the ICU. Check out this lovely blog post, Prolonging Death at the End of Life .

-Chrissy Kistler
Patrice Villars said…
I am fond of reading Larry Beresford http://growthhouse.typepad.com/larry_beresford/
He is a "a freelance medical writer and health care journalist with an unprecedented breadth of experience writing about the policy, financial, clinical, administrative and human aspects of hospice, palliative care, end-of-life care, death and dying". He's an active tweeter, really wish he'd blog more often. His latest tweet includes a link to the newly published OIG report on medicare hospice care in nursing facilities.
Check it out at http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-06-00221.pdf

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