Friday, June 5, 2015

June 10th Chat - Palliative Care (A Joint Chat with #hpm )

Graphic by Christian Sinclair

This month on June 10th (9pm EST) we will be discussing Palliative Care. We are so happy to be hosting a joint chat with the #hpm (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) community. The #hpm chat founder, Christian Sinclair (@hpmchat / @ctsinclair) a palliative care and hospice medical doctor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and editor at Pallimed will be joining us. We also will welcome #hpm moderators Ashley and Niamh.

Our discussion will be guided by the following questions:

T1: What does the term "palliative care" mean to you? How do you think palliative care differs from hospice?
T2A: Have you discussed palliative care with your doctor? Who brought it up? How did it make you feel?
T2B: When in the patient's treatment do they tend to get referred to a palliative care specialist? When is ideal?
T3: Are there medical / insurance requirements to obtaining palliative care?
T4: What do you wish you would have known about palliative care? Doc's: What do you wish your patients knew?
T5: For those with experience with palliative care, what were the positives / negatives?

To prepare for the chat you may read this palliative care fact sheet from the NCI (@NCI).

Also this article from Cancer.Net (@cancerdotnet).

And this journal article Comprehensive Care in Gynecologic oncology: The importance of Palliative Care

Remember if you want to learn more about how to participate in tweet chats you can read this blog post. For this joint chat, include both #gyncsm and #hpm in your tweets.

We look forward to having you join our discussion or come and "lurk and learn".
Questions? Contact us at

#gyncsm co-founder and co-moderator

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