I’ll be spending the weekend
enjoying the sunshine reminiscing over holiday snaps catching up with tweets from #CancerCongress, #PPCConference, #COSA2014 working on an ethics proposal. If you’re looking for something to do, try this reading list.
- The Guardian gives us a look into the lives of PhD students.
- The Conversation takes a look at problems with peer review. “Many now believe that long-standing metrics of academic research – peer review, citation-counting, impact factor – are reaching breaking point. But we are not yet in a position to place complete trust in the alternatives – altmetrics, open science, and post-publication review.”
- 5 ways for scientists to attract media interest via Research Media
- From the UK’s Daily Mail: Dementia patients are being failed at the end of life because dementia is not being recognised as a terminal condition. Meanwhile, Dirk Houttekier talks to EAPC Blog about a recent paper in Palliative Medicine, with a similar theme.
- Margaret McCartney (@mgtmccartney) writes about the pressure put on patients to undergo palliative chemotherapy, and how we might offer them more “humane, happier endings” at the end of life.
- Hoping for a good death in the New York Times. Do your loved ones know your wishes?
- From the ASCO Post: at the recent Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in the US (#palonc), “The overriding consensus…was that achieving optimal high-quality cancer care requires both state-of-the-art cancer therapy and the integration of palliative care principles throughout the course of a patient’s care…” Woot woot! That’s what I’m talking about. (As are you, probably.)
- ehospice interviews Prof Patsy Yates about the new ANZ Intensive Care Society Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill
- Did you know that Next Year, One Billion Works Will Be Free To Use Online, via Creative Commons licences? That includes all the original content published here on Palliverse.