With a theme of ‘Fit for the Future’, the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference utilised a coordinated and multifaceted social media strategy to enhance the delegates’ experience and reach new audiences globally. This was achieved through the concerted efforts of team Palliverse (@Palliverse) and other key individuals, including Christian Sinclair (@ctsinclair). Continue reading
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Get Twitter-ready for the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference #13APCC
Attending the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference in two weeks? If you don’t have one already, now’s a great time to create a Twitter account and check out these handy tips about using Twitter at health conferences.
If you’re not attending the conference, then you can follow the #13APCC hashtag to see what conference attendees (including @palliverse) are sharing. You do not need a Twitter account to follow the hashtag, just follow this link for up to date conference tweets.
We will also be updating the Palliverse Facebook page during the conference.
Will you or your organisation be posting to social media from the #13APCC? If so, please share your details below so we can follow you!
Elissa (find me on Twitter @Elissa_Campbell)
Shifting the focus of care from disease to people – heartfelt article about dying in acute hospitals
This article is going a bit viral on social media. Does it mirror your experiences? It certain does mine, having worked for a long time in consultation services in acute hospitals. There have been a number of comments and letters to the Age supporting the message of the article, written by a senior doctor about the death of his father. http://www.theage.com.au/comment/hospitals-must-shift-focus-of-endoflife-care-from-disease-to-people-20150707-gi6joz
Do you like technology? Innovation? Palliative care? Research? Why, these things are what @palliverse is all about – and why you/we are here in the first place!
Guess what? These things are exactly what the #MyPal podcasts from @amaranwosu are all about as well. How about that!
Check it out here and also on iTunes. Be amazed. Happy listening!
Elsewhere in the Palliverse – Weekend Reads
This week’s reading list features stories from around the globe.
Telehealth helps to facilitate home-based palliative care in Taiwan, in one of a series of EAPC blogposts about palliative care in SE Asia (Cloud-based platform for palliative care at home)
Tailored care for older patients with cancer in Latin America: an imminent challenge (British Geriatrics Society blog)
“Although it is unrealistic to believe that someday every older adult with cancer will be treated by a geriatric oncologist, we should make every effort to offer geriatric training to all healthcare professionals and to create bridges between geriatrics and other medical specialties.”
Health advocate and heart attack survivor Carolyn Thomas on the physiological and emotional response to the fear of dying during a heart attack. Continue reading
3 Tips for Using Social Media to Read Articles More Efficiently
I’ve been asked how I have time to find and read so many palliative care articles, both in academic journals and the lay press (the type of thing that ends up in Elsewhere in the Palliverse posts). Is my nose constantly pressed up to a screen? Definitely not. Below I will share a few tips on how to read more efficiently using free social media tools and apps. Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who joined us in person or online today for our presentation at the PCRNV Forum. A special mention must go to James for his great webinar effort! Here is the transcript and analytics for you to enjoy! If you would like to join the Researchers Database, please fill in this Database invitation and send it back to us at Palliverse@gmail.com
Special guest post – Dr Chris Sanderson on #lettertome
We are honoured to bring you a guest post, in fact two, and indeed we hope more, from the fabulous Dr Chris Sanderson, palliative care physician. I have to say that I was so inspired by this idea, by putting patients at the centre of our communication, where they should be, that I totally stole this idea for my own Change Day pledge.
Below is part one of her description of her pledge for Change Day, #lettertome.
#lettertome : A twitter campaign to improve how we share information with patients.
Social media is such a wonderful space for spreading ideas – and sometimes the simplest ideas may convey a world of significance. Recently on twitter, there was a conversation between various doctors and patient advocates about how we speak to and about our patients, and the subject of doctors’ letters was raised. Thus was born a new hashtag, a pledge for Change Day Australia, and potentially a new way of doing things.
How to rock the boat without falling out – interested in Change?
For this week’s social media post we visit The Edge and the change and innovation folks from the NHS in the UK. The School for Health and Care Radicals is running a free online course. Here’s what they say about it below…..
Rock the boat and stay in it! Anyone who wants to bring about change has to be ready to break the rules. But in health and social care, that can be really difficult. The art of rocking the boat while staying in it is something it seems no-one is ready to help you learn. That’s where the School for Health and Care Radicals (SHCR) comes in. Brought to you by NHS Improving Quality, the School is entirely based online, is completely free, is backed by the world’s largest health organisation: the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), and is a platform for radicals to learn together, using powerful, guided learning which also qualifies for Continuing Professional Development points*.
The School for Health and Care Radicals is a free, five-week virtual learning programme for change activists in health and care. Five modules Absolutely free 9.30am-11.00am GMT Friday morning online sessions (or catch-up when you’re able) Handbook and study guides Social Guided Learning Use it how you want! If you’ve been frustrated by having to navigate stifling hierarchies to get the changes you know are needed, or criticised for being a dissenter, disruptive or even divisive, then the School for Health and Care Radicals is for you. It’s more than just a school – it’s a platform for learning, and a community of people like you. You can read more about the School on our FAQs page. –
See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/9022.aspx#sthash.aphbFb9p.dpuf
I am joining up so I hope to see you there. It’s a good time for south eastern Australia, at 20:30 on a Friday night, but I understand that you can do it at any time. The Edge also publishes an e-newsletter which is free – heaps of interesting and inspiring reading there from thinkers and leaders in health. The Edge makes connections between people worldwide who are interested in transformational change and disruptive innovation in health and care. http://theedge.nhsiq.nhs.uk
Elsewhere in the Palliverse – social media edition
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!