I am currently the Digital Editor of the Palliative Medicine journal (the world’s highest ranked journal, peer reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to improving knowledge and clinical practice in the palliative care of patients with far advanced disease: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/pmj ). In this role I lead the development of podcasts to enable dissemination of the journals’ work to a wider audience. Essentially this work follows on from my foray into the podcast world through my AmiPal podcasts (https://soundcloud.com/mypal), which are podcasts about palliative care, technology and innovation.
On the 14th June I was delighted to present a poster about the development of these Palliative Medicine podcasts at the 2017 North West Annual Medical Leadership and Management Conference which took place in the AJ Bell stadium. The poster featured some initial data on the popularity of the podcasts and some download data. Essentially the podcasts are doing very well with many authors getting into the process of recording podcasts which have been well received.
The podcasts are available from most podcast app services by simply searching for ‘Palliative Medicine’. However, if you need the RSS feed to subscribe to can do find that here: http://sagepalliativemedicine.sage-publications.libsynpro.com/rss
If you’re an author of a paper published in Palliative Medicine are interested in recording a podcast, please feel free to contact me.
Lin M, Thoma B, Trueger NS et al. Quality indicators for blogs and podcasts used in medical education: modified Delphi consensus recommendations by an international cohort of health professions educators. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2015;91(1080):546-50. pmj.bmj.com/content/91/1080/546.long
In this episode I provide an overview of the use of bioimpedance analysis to assess hydration over time in a patient with POEMS syndrome. This was published in the BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care journal and can be found through the link provided below.
Nwosu AC, Morris L, Mayland C, Mason S, Pettitt A, Ellershaw J.
Nwosu AC, Mayland CR, Mason S, Khodabukus AF, Varro A, Ellershaw JE. Hydration in advanced cancer: can bioelectrical impedance analysis improve the evidence base? A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2013; 46(3):433-446.e6 www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3…0499-X/abstract
In this episode I will provide an overview between the differences between research, audit and service evaluation. This is important to distinguish as research studies require ethical approval before they commence, whereas the other project types do not.
In this episode of MyPal I interview Dr Laura Chapman (Palliative Medicine Consultant and Training Programme Director for Palliative Medicine in Health Education North West- Mersey) and Dr Daniel Monney (Specility Trainee in Palliative Medicine) about the Eportfolios’ Case Based Discussion (CBD) supervised learning events (SLEs). We discuss practical tips for educational supervisors to help conduct these SLEs.
In this episode I discuss social media and palliative medicine. I focus on my recent blog that was published on the EAPC website about my study about the use of Twitter to evaluate communication about palliative care on social media.
‘Social media and palliative medicine: a retrospective 2-year analysis of global Twitter data to evaluate the use of technology to communicate about issues at the end of life’ by Nwosu AC, Debattista M, Rooney C, et al published in BMJ supportive & palliative care2015;5(2):207-12. spcare.bmj.com/content/5/2/207
Other apps to mention:
If this then that (now know as IF or IFTTT) ifttt.com/
Social media and palliative medicine: a retrospective 2-year analysis of global twitter data to evaluate the use of technology to communicate about issues at the end of life. Nwosu et al, BMJ Spcare. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25183713
Does wearable technology have a role in improving heath, monitoring fitness and helping deliver personalised medical therapies or is it just a fad which will disappear in time? In this episode of MyPal I discuss the potential wearable technology has for healthcare and also highlights the limitations of the current technology.
Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change by Mitesh S. Patel et al (JAMA)