Amara Nwosu

MBCHB MRCP PhD


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MyPal podcast: Social media and palliative care – Episode 15

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

EAPC Blog – Social media and palliative medicine: An opportunity for community and professional engagement
eapcnet.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/soc…al-engagement/

EAPC Blog: With great power comes great responsibility: Using Facebook to explain palliative care – Dr Leeroy William
eapcnet.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/wit…lliative-care/

Palliative Medicine Teaching – Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/PallMedEd
twitter.com/PallMedEd

E-Hospice: Discussion of palliative care on Twitter is largely positive, and increasing – Dr A Nwosu
www.ehospice.com/uk/Default/tabid…ArticleId/12212/

E-Hospice: Harnessing social media to enhance hospice care
www.ehospice.com/uk/Default/tabid…ArticleId/11617/

E-Hospice: Social media and palliative care
www.ehospice.com/uk/Default/tabid…ArticleId/10009/

Symplur and the Heathcare Hashtag project – Dr Mark Taubert
blogs.bmj.com/spcare/2015/08/16/…pcare_blog_sidetab

Palliative social media – Mark Taubert et al
spcare.bmj.com/content/4/1/13.ab…943e-bce5b3763321

Why don’t end-of-life conversations go viral? A review of videos on YouTube. Imogen Mitchell et al
spcare.bmj.com/content/early/201…be1a-bcbfa3a40024

Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi Media 2015.
www.amaranwosu.com

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MyPal podcast: Five apps that help my clinical-academic life – Episode 14

In this episode of MyPal I talk about five apps/web applications I use that help my daily life as a clinical academic.

The apps are:

1) Evernote / Google Keep / Onenote / Todoist
evernote.com/
www.google.com/keep/
www.onenote.com/
en.todoist.com/

2) Google Drive / Dropbox / Onedrive
www.google.co.uk/drive/
www.dropbox.com/
onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

3) Feedly / Flipboard
feedly.com/
flipboard.com/

4)Pocket
getpocket.com

5) Twitter
twitter.com/

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

Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi Media 2015. www.amaranwosu.com

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MyPal podcast: Wearable technology in healthcare – can palliative care benefit? Episode 13

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)

jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?a…icleid=2089651

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Music by ‘Year of the Fiery Horse’ (YOTFH). Soundcloud link: @year-of-the-fiery-horse


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MyPal Podcast: Bioelectrical impedance to assess hydration in advanced cancer (overview) – Twycross prize – episode 11

I provide an overview of my PhD research “The use of bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) to assess hydration in patients with advanced cancer in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit”. This study won the 2014 Twycross Research prize of the Association of Palliative Medicine.

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference prize winning abstract presented in 2014:
conference.ncri.org.uk/abstracts/201…cts/A222.html

Information about Early Career Researcher Award of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)
www.eapc-2015.org/Early_Researcher_Award.html

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

Nwosu AC, Mayland CR, Mason SR, Varro A, Ellershaw JE. Patients want to be involved in end-of-life care research. BMJ Support Palliat Care 2013, Dec;3(4):45.
spcare.bmj.com/content/early/201…13-000537.extract

Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2014.www.amaranwosu.com

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MyPal Podcast: Culture and Palliative Care – episode 12

The death of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? The Lion King and Palliative Care? Changing the direction a river flows? Intrigued? Well listen on!

In this episode Dr Amara Nwosu asks the question “what is culture?” and asks how a society’s culture can affect how Palliative Care is considered and delivered. Can we change and create a culture where death and dying are not considered taboo subjects? This is from a UK perspective but hopefully it will be of interest.

Topics covered in this podcast:

Barbara Gomes – end of life intelligence network – what we know now:www.endoflifecare-intelligence.org.uk/resour…w_2013

Andy Couch – Culture Making
setsnservice.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/…05-culture/

Dr Atul Gawande – 2014 BBC Reith Lectures
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article…014-reith-lectures

Dr Atul Gawande – Being Mortal
www.amazon.co.uk/Being-Mortal-Med…rs/dp/0805095152

The death of Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
www.techtimes.com/articles/40753/2…ed-in-action.htm

Story of the dragonfly
www.achildofmine.org.uk/The-story-of-…gonfly/I8.htm

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MyPal Podcast: Undergraduate medical education in palliative care – interview with Dr Daniel Monnery – episode 10

I interview Dr Daniel Monnery (Speciality trainee registrar in Palliative Medicine in the Mersey Deanery) to discuss a variety of topics including: postgraduate training in palliative medicine, medical handover, undergraduate medical education and its relevance to palliative care.

Student in library

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MyPal Podcast: Palliative Care Day Therapy – Interview with Jane Isaac

Dr Amara Nwosu interviews Jane Isaac (Occupational Therapist at Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool) to discuss the role and services offered by of palliative care day therapy.

Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2014. www.amaranwosu.com

Music by ‘Year of the Fiery Horse’ (YOTFH). Soundcloud link: @year-of-the-fiery-horse