So your precious paper has been sent for peer review and you’ve been asked to submit some revisions. This is the second post in a series on peer review. This post has a few of our best tips for responding to the reviewers’ comments.
Welcome to the 23rd edition of Elsewhere in the Palliverse. I hope you find value in this week’s links about palliative care and research – complete with animal story.
You’re welcome, animal-lovers.
As always, please share your thoughts in the comments.
Brand new blog DocGrief is “a dedicated space for health professionals to reflect and explore our relationship with death and grief, particularly when personally affected by a death in the family.” It was started by a rural GP based in South Australia. Her first post is heartfelt and I am following with interest. Continue reading
EQUATOR is a good place to start if you’re struggling with writing up your research protocol or results. The EQUATOR Network (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) provides guidelines for reporting different types of health research. The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that aims to “achieve accurate, complete, and transparent reporting of all health research studies” and includes researchers, journal editors, peer reviewers, and other relevant bodies. Continue reading
I hope you enjoy this week’s reads, which include topics like wills, funerals, dementia, research ethics and the experience of a hospice nurse who becomes carer for her mother. I hope there’s no typos – I’m rushing off to a communication skills workshop but wanted to post this before I leave.
- When Doctors Don’t Talk To Doctors. This happens far too often. (New York Times)
- Two recent pieces by Australian oncologist and writer Ranjana Srivastava: Happiness and the art of care and conversation on the cancer ward (The Conversation) and Dr Google is here to stay – and here to help (The Guardian). The latter made me think of patient advocate Jen Morris’ advice to doctors – if you tell a patient not to Google their condition, they’re likely to take that as a challenge.
I hope you enjoy this selection of articles (and some links to photos and videos) about palliative care, research and related topics. If you make it to the bottom, I’m interested to know what you think of the last link. Please share your thoughts, and any recommendations, in the comments section.
- “Why is so difficult to prognositicate?” asks neurologist Jules Montague, examining cases of poor prognostication throughout history. (Why doctors get it wrong, The Guardian UK)
- Team Palliverse still have a place in our heart for textbooks, and we love it even more when their editors write blog posts. To mark the release of the fifth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, the OUP blog is publishing a 3-part series titled “Facing the challenges of palliative care”. Part 1 (Continuity) and Part 2 (Development) are available now. (Oxford University Press)
Palliative Medicine have put out a call for papers for a special edition focussing on integrated care for people with palliative care needs.
“This proposal for a special edition of Palliative Medicine aims to address the increasingly important topic of integrated care in the context of palliative and end-of-life care service delivery. Integrated care can be defined as ‘an approach that seeks to improve the quality of care for individual patients, service users and carers by ensuring that services are well coordinated around their needs’.”
The deadline is 30 March 2015.
Thanks to @jfclearywisc for posting on Twitter.
Further details from : http://pmj.sagepub.com/content/28/9/1078.full
Reads for your weekend from across the Palliverse…
Presenting your research findings at a meeting? Here are some useful tips to improve your delivery (Lifehacker)
As I walk through hospital corridors, I’m always grateful for the beautiful artworks displayed. However, I don’t often stop to consider the themes portrayed. Art columnist Jonathon Jones asks, Should hospital art be jolly – or should it portray the truth about pain? (The Guardian). Meanwhile, More hospitals use the healing power of art (Wall Street Journal). What are your thoughts? Continue reading