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.
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- When Doctors Don’t Talk To Doctors. This happens far too often. (New York Times)
- Palliative care nurse Sarah Russell reflects on her experience as carer for her mother. (eHospice)
- 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.