I think therefore I am? – Can social media help palliative care?

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Hi folks,

You might have already come across Hospice Nurse Julie on TikTok.

In her short videos she explains things that we commonly see in end of life care.

Julie McFadden’s engaging videos have gone viral. Awesome!

How else could social media help us in terms of palliative care promotion?

How can we use these platforms for good?

How can we extend our reach further?

Who else can we help to extend their reach?

How can we help our friends and colleagues in other less developed places provide palliative care better?

Many of us around the world, myself included, did not feel at all prepared by health care school curricula which continue to lack palliative care education.

Personally, in my spare time, I am working on a freely downloadable “Dummies Guide to Palliative Care” book aimed at newbie health care practitioners. Contents to include: Did you know there are five main symptoms when people are dying? Here’s how to identify them, and treat them…

Please let me know if you are keen to contribute, as doing it by myself might take longer than if I had some helpers.

James

4 thoughts on “I think therefore I am? – Can social media help palliative care?

  1. Hi James, I think tweetchats can be good, I have not participated in any for a while though.
    I could help, what a worthwhile project! Will be a bit challenging with the varying opioid availability in some countries….
    Sonia

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    • Kia ora Naomi, lovely to hear from you. I am working on a book and have joined a writing community. We’re all writing at least 10 minutes a day for six months. How are you doing?

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