Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pallimed's 6th Anniversary

Today is the 6th anniversary of Pallimed and while we had a great beginning of the year you may have noticed that it has been pretty quiet around here lately. You do not have to worry, we are not going away, but I think all of us here were keeping busy in so many other parts of our lives that Pallimed took a bit of a back seat to other priorities. Finding balance is something we try to help our patients and families acheive and of course self-care is something we stress to our peers and trainees as well.

The good news: in the month off, the hospice and palliative medicine world of blogs and social media did just fine. So we are glad to be in a cultural ecosystem that allows for these breaks every once in a while. In fact now that we are back from our unannounced hiatus, I want to challenge you to fire up that old blog or Twitter account and get back on the horse. You might have taken a break too, but now you can get back in the game, because we need you, your field needs you.

The more we talk openly in public about the complexities faced by our patients, the quality research advancing care, and the humanity within our everyday tasks, the stronger our field will become.

  • Keep the comments coming to all the great blogs out there.
  • If you know how to Tweet teach someone else to do it. 
  • Look out for an announcement from Pallimed next week on a new initiative.
To give you a hint and inspire you I'll leave you with this excellent quote:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
For stats and history peruse some of the past anniversary posts:

2006 - 1st Anniversary
2007 - 2nd Anniversary
2008 - 3rd Anniversary
2009 - 4th Anniversary
2010 - 5th Anniversary

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