Social media is a broad term that includes all sorts of online platforms and interactions, from the blogs* I follow (and share) via my RSS reader, to Youtube videos, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, slideshare and beyond. This week’s “Elsewhere in the Palliverse” visits the intersection of social media, palliative care and research.
- Watch the ehospice interview with Atul Gawande at their YouTube channel (above).
- Is it possible to crowd fund a palliative care service? As I write this, the Resolution Care team are within USD $7000 of their USD $100 000 goal, with 19 hours to go. (via one of our favourite blogs, Pallimed)
- If you don’t have time for Twitter, perhaps you should make time to read this… (by Carl Heslop aka @CarlosDenWA, a rural RN and public health PhD student in WA, via @croakeyblog)
- Discussion of palliative care on Twitter is largely positive, and increasing, finds a study from Dr Amara Nwosu (of the Marie Curie Institute in Liverpool), published earlier this year in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (via ehospice)
- Some tips for conference organisers on how to optimise conference tweeting, by Sydney urologist and Twitterati Dr Henry Woo (@DrHWoo).
- Henry’s advice is especially important when designing patient-friendly conferences (from @Colin_Hung at the Healthcare Leadership Blog).
- Croakey shares 10 tips for using social media to promote health: reflections from Fertility Week. (Okay, so “Fertility Week” doesn’t immediately scream “palliative care and research” but these tips are translatable to palliative care promotion.)
- Two articles from Sydney entomologist Dr Cameron Webb, Can social media increase the exposure of newly published research? and From publication to the public: Can blogging scientific papers stop people getting sick? (Short answer – yes!)
- The UK-based CotEcast is a podcast for clinicians who care for older patients. The episodes have great names (and content), like “Breaking Bad Bones” and “The F Word”.
- What do you think about the possibility of “Google Science”? (How Google Science Could Transform Academic Publishing, via Wired)
*including palliverse.com, of course!