Elsewhere in the Palliverse – weekend reads


I’d recommend the current issues of New Philospher (#7: Health) and Quarterly Essay (#57: Dear Life) for some palliative care-related reading. If you can’t make it to the book shop here are some online reads:

Truly beautiful words – Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time. (The Washington Post)

EAPC has a new blog series from the patient and carer perspective! (Palliative Stories, EAPC Blog)

The Trouble With Advance Directives. (NY Times)

A doctor discovers an important question patients should be asked. (Washington Post)

When doing everything is way too much. (NY Times)

Do you have an academic home page? Have you “curated” it? (Manufacturing the academic “self” on university home pages, Patter)

Sadly, no surprises – homeless Australians are missing out on good end of life care. How can we change this? (ABC News)

Is anyone else terrified of what effect the TPP may have on access to medications in Australia and NZ? (Not to mention our tobacco plain packaging?) (Trading away health? The story of a health impact assessment that made a splash, Croakey)

When they die or go into residential care, Gettin’ rid of our parents’ stuff is painful work, writes Adele Horin. (Coming of Age)

Why did that photo of a crying doctor go viral? (Kevin MD)

What are your thoughts on Apple’s new research kit? Game changer? (Croakey)

From the US: Effective public engagement to improve palliative care for serious illness. (Health Affairs Blog)

Phew. That’s enough for one weekend! Once you’re done, please share your thoughts below!

2 thoughts on “Elsewhere in the Palliverse – weekend reads

  1. After I read, “Before I go” I must have been attacked by some nanotechnological submarines that had invaded my eyes and had caused a flood, I had to keep blinking to stop leakage from occurring. I’m also reading “Being Mortal” at the moment, but have become stuck in Alice’s nursing home.

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