Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Wow, did January move fast or is it just us?
Here is a recap of all of our posts from January 2015. We know there are some you may have already bookmarked, but forgot to read, or maybe you liked it so much you want to share it again.
We hope to see a lot of you in Philadelphia for the Pallimed/GeriPal party on Thursday Feb 26th! Who knows, maybe we'll bring the thickener.
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- First #hpm chart of 2015: reflections and a way forward by Meredith MacMartin
- Sharing your genius in hospice and palliative care by Allie Shukraft
- Palliative Care Everywhere! by Cory Ingram
- Using validation to prevent crazy making in caregivers by Debra Parker Oliver and Jessica Oliver Tappana
- Surf Culture: Paddling Out by Holly Yang
- Hospice and palliative care: the year in review 2014 by Christian Sinclair
- Results of 2014 Story of the Year poll by Christian Sinclair
- Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy as a Hospice Diagnosis by Julie Childers
- Stuart Scott and fighting metaphors in medicine by Christian Sinclair
- Why the thickened liquid challenge matters by Christian Sinclair
- National Drug Facts Week by Mary Lynn McPherson
- Palliative care and heart failure in primary care by Katherine Sleeman and Tara Whitburn
Holly Yang, Kristina Newport, Steve Smith, Jerry Soucy, Emily Riegel, Alile Shukraft, Jennie Cooper, Karen Kaplan, Clay Anderson, Judy Thomas, Jessica Tappana, Drew Rosielle, Debbie Oliver, Simcha Shapiro, Andrew Kamell, Ruth Hill, Tina K, Julie Susann, Judy from Upstate, Meredith MacMartin, and a few anonymous people.
Highlighted Comment for January 2015
Karen Kaplan's comment on Using validation to prevent crazy making in caregivers by Debra Parker Oliver, MSW, PhD and Jessica Oliver Tappana, MSW. - January 9, 2015
You so skillfully remind all healthcare professionals to validate feelings and not to forget family systems. What is of interest is how often we need such reminders, which suggests to me that we can have our own issues for resisting validation, which is distinct from not knowing about it or forgetting about it. Validation means we have to acknowledge our helplessness: we can't cure the disease, etc. Validation means we have to face our own anxieties about mortality and pain. Even chaplains, whose training is almost entirely about listening, reflecting and validation in general, often retreat into resistance. Thus we have to keep those reminders coming, and also try to become self-aware of the sources of resistance.
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Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM is a palliative care doctor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and editor of Pallimed. When not advocating for health care professionals to use social media you can find him playing board games.
Image Credit: "January 2015 Pallimed Monthly Review" Christian Sinclair for Pallimed, licensed via CC BY NC-SA 4.0