Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Welcome to the second year of Palliative Care Grand Rounds, the monthly review of the best of hospice and palliative care content from blogs.
Well one year later Palliative Care Grand Rounds is still here and we had 11 different blogs participating last year (we started in February). So I would call that a success. I am currently taking offers for anyone who would like to host an upcoming PC Grand Rounds. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Image via CrunchBase
I found this Tweet from Andrea Gauster, a singer/songwriter from Canada (and a pretty good one too):
- @BlissfulMadness: @stsally Strangely, Death is dressed as a hospice nurse. 4:41 PM Dec 29th, 2009 from Echofon
- @phredespaz: So here I be. Picking up a chicken. Then home to other chickens. Then gym. Don't think hospital today. Haven't heard abt hospice yet. 5:31 PM Jan 4th from UberTwitter
- @phredespaz: So the grandpa is in hospice. Thankfully on morphine, ativan, and sleeping stuff. Way less pain, thankfully. 10:44 PM Jan 4th from UberTwitter
- @fevadivadork: Sucks when someone who is fully aware and walking gets told that theres nothing they can do and the hospice will be making visits now. ugh 5:32 PM Jan 4th from txt
- @mxmlxviii: The area hospice has decided to kill Mr. Brown. Assholes. Worst part they sent him home and my mom is on the crew that is doing it. 6:51 PM Jan 4th from web
- @mxmlxviii: Mr. Brown, MS, and non specific seizure disorder. Average life expectancy = 30. Dr.'s pulling nutrition at 37 so as not to blow the curve. 6:53 PM Jan 4th from web
On to the core of Palliative Care Grand Rounds:
- Hospice Physician blogs about the failure he encountered when a cardioloigst told him: “when I see you, I think that someone (a physician) has failed.” We can all collectively shake our heads now.