Wednesday, January 7, 2015

First #hpm chat of 2015: reflections and a way forward

by Meredith MacMartin

The start of a new year is a natural time to pause and reflect, looking both back and forward, from past successes to future challenges. Self-reflection is a particularly useful skill in the field of palliative medicine, which requires us to navigate deep and often challenging waters with patients and families, touching on topics that often affect us personally.


2014 was a big year for palliative care, with publication of the IOM report Dying In America, CAPC’s Payer-Provider Toolkit and changes to hospice regulations that prompted scrutiny of hospice agencies.


For the first #hpm Tweetchat of the year, let’s look at the events that touched us personally in 2014. What articles caught your attention or resonated with you? Was there a patient encounter that shifted your thinking about serious illness? Maybe 2014 was the beginning of your interest in palliative and hospice medicine, what drew your attention to this field?


And then, let’s look ahead to 2015. What challenges do you see for the field in the coming year? What are you excited about in your own palliative medicine and/or hospice practice? What do you hope to accomplish personally in our field?

Join us Wednesday 1/7 at 6pm PT/9pm ET to start the year off right!

(Thanks to @Kathy_Brandt for her excellent post that inspired this topic!)

What: #hpm chat on Twitter
When: Wed 1/7/2015 - 9p ET/ 6p PT
Host: Meredith MacMartin 
Facebook Event Listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/584716504995684

If you are new to Tweetchats, you do not need a Twitter account to follow along. Try using the search function on Twitter. If you do have a Twitter account, we recommend using nurph.com, for ease of following.

We will be posting the transcript and analytics here after the chat takes place. Chat Transcript and Chat Analytics courtesy of @Symplur

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