Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Palliative Care Grand Rounds is Up - Death Club for Cuties

The December edition of Palliative Care Grand Rounds, a monthly review of the palliative care blogosphere, is up at Death Club for Cuties.

Jerry is a nurse in a neuro ICU who blogs for "...nurses who care for patients and families at the end of life.  Laypeople and other health professionals may also find it useful."  Here he describes how he came up with the name for his blog:

 "It came to me in a flash of inspiration late one night while standing in front of the fridge. It was loosely inspired by the emo band, Death Cab for Cutie, though I'm not a fan. I've seen exactly one video of one song, and that was quite enough."
It is a shame that Jerry is not a fan of Death Cab for Cutie, because 1) they are a really good band and 2) they sing about palliative care as I blogged about at the arts blog with an interpretation of a song about dying in the ICU. (nudge nudge, Jerry)

Despite his poor taste in music, I really like Jerry's approach on a blogging.  Very personal but also academic and enlightening and not just full of self-reflection.  The personal reflection helps to inform the larger discussion which is what a great blog should do. And I am not just saying this because of his very kind shout out to Pallimed.

Go read Grand Rounds, and Jerry's blog, leave him a little love in the comments.

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