A round-up from elsewhere on the web, which may appeal to the Palliverse community. Topics will include palliative care, healthcare and social media and academic research. (Is this something you’d like to see regularly? If so, please comment or do our quick survey.)
Those with an interest in research will enjoy the new @Lego_Academics twitter account. (Hint: you don’t need your own twitter account to view it.) It features the first Lego female scientists. The account has >2500 followers and has only been tweeting for 12 hours!
The Guardian reports that a French hospital is opening a wine bar in its palliative care centre, with the aim of “re-humanising” patients. I’ve heard of a palliative care unit with a drinks trolley – does your service have one?In Toronto, a new program called PEACH (Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless) is providing palliative care to the homeless. This includes medical care, a home and, if requested, helping people to contact long-lost loved ones. Palliative Care and Family Physician Dr Naheed Dosani is interviewed about the program here. Do you know of any similar programs in Australia or New Zealand? (via @JenMarsh2)
Public health academic Dr Lesley Russell outlines the global benefits of social media to public health, including YouTube, Twitter, apps and more. Now I want to play the CDC’s “Solve the Outbreak” app. (via @phcris)
Still on public health, from Ireland, the Public Health Approach to Palliative Care from Public Health and Palliative Care International. (via @KezNoo, who is guest tweeting from the @WePublicHealth account this week to coincide with yesterday’s #DyingtoKnowDay)
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