Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Anniversary for Arts and Cases blogs; Top 5 Lists

This is the anniversary week for the two sister blogs for Pallimed and we just wanted to wave some colorful flags, toot some horns, and shower some confetti on these endeavors. If you do not know about these two blogs you are missing out on some great content. An easy way to find them is to click on the graphic map at the top of the page for Arts or Cases. You know you are on Arts when the trim and colors are red, and Cases when the trim is blue.

Pallimed: Arts & Humanities is co-edited by Amy Clarkson, MD and Amber Wollesen, MD. Updated every Monday they have done an excellent job covering a wide range of artistic genres. They have drawn over 500 subscribers and 11,000 visits in the past year with their 59 posts. Way to go!

If Drew, Lyle, Tom and I get a little dense over here some times with the academia, jump on over to Arts where the tone is much more personal and experiential. Have you ever read a book, seen a movie or listened to a song? Well then you are more than qualified to jump in the discussion at Pallimed: Arts & Humanities.

Top 5 Visited Posts from the last 12 months at Arts & Humanities
1. "What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie
2. Postmortem Photography - Lost Art?
3. Top 10 Palliative Care Films
4. Bird Hits a Window
5. You're Going to Die

Top 4 Most Commented Posts from the last 12 months on Arts & Humanities

1. Top 10 Palliative Care Films - 25 comments
2. "What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie - 23 comments
3t. Scrubs (TV) and Palliative Care - 7 comments
3t. Isle of the Dead - 7 comments
Multiple posts with 5 comments

Pallimed: Case Conferences is (usually) posted twice a month and is focused on a single topic title. The cases are contributed from staff and faculty at the Institute to Enhance Palliative Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I am sure when you start reading through the cases you can say, "I have seen this situation before!" So if you have insights or questions about singe topics in a case based way, head on over to Case Conferences.

Top 5 Visited Posts from the last 12 months at Case Conferences
1. "Do you have something stronger than this Dilaudid" A Case for Opioid Rotation
2. One Man's Journey Towards Deactivating His Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator
3. "Am I Really going To Have To Live Like This?" The Role of Octreotide in Patients With Persistent Nausea and Vomiting after Venting Gastrostomy
4. Music Therapy
5. Palliative Sedation Therapy

Top 5 Commented Posts from the last 12 months at Case Conferences

1. An Isolated Patient Who Wants to Die at Home - 7 comments
2t. Coordination of Care for People at the End of Life - 4 comments
2t. Using Cultural Specific Music to Alleviate Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression - 4 comments
Multiple posts with 3 comments

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