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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Re-design coming soon

Posted by Christian Sinclair On 11:55 PM

If you are wondering where Palliative Care Grand Rounds went, well we took a little hiatus to focus on some other things. We will be coming back in April 2011, to give you a great monthly overview of the best writing in hospice and palliative medicine blogs.

If you are interested in helping with running Palliative Care Grand Rounds, please contact christian@pallimed.org.  To run PCGR, it probably only takes about 2-3 hours per month and I will be glad to train you.

Monday, September 6, 2010

HPM Tweetchat 9/1/2010

Posted by Christian Sinclair On 9:51 PM

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April Grand Rounds: Palliative Care Success

Posted by Christian Sinclair On 8:38 AM

Palliative Care Grand Rounds is up at Tim Cousounis's blog Palliative Care Success.  He has a good round up of the best in hospice and palliative care blogs from the past month.

Check it out as he picked up some posts from blogs not typically in my reading list too!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Palliative Care Grand Rounds

Posted by Christian Sinclair On 8:44 PM

Just posted at Death Club for Cuties.

Lots of good links to blogs I have not seen before.  Please go check out the blog by Jerry a palliative care nurse who has been posting some great pieces besides just Palliative Care Grand Rounds.  Leavea comment and let him know you read it.

We do not have a volunteer for January 2010 Palliative Care Grand Rounds, so email me at ctsinclair@gmail.com if you are interested.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Engage with Grace 2009

Posted by Christian Sinclair On 7:15 PM

In consideration of the many family dinners that will occur over the next few days of the Thanksgiving holiday, we are hosting (along with several other medical bloggers) a guest post from Engage with Grace and the One Slide Project.  This post will stay at the top of this blog from Tuesday the 24th until Sunday the 29th. You can also join the Engage with Grace group on Facebook.

Have a safe and meaningful Thanksgiving!

Some conversations are easier than others

Last Thanksgiving weekend, many of us bloggers participated in the first documented “blog rally” to promote Engage With Grace – a movement aimed at having all of us understand and communicate our end-of-life wishes.

It was a great success, with over 100 bloggers in the healthcare space and beyond participating and spreading the word. Plus, it was timed to coincide with a weekend when most of us are with the very people with whom we should be having these tough conversations – our closest friends and family.

Our original mission – to get more and more people talking about their end of life wishes – hasn’t changed. But it’s been quite a year – so we thought this holiday, we’d try something different.

A bit of levity.

At the heart of Engage With Grace are five questions designed to get the conversation started. We’ve included them at the end of this post. They’re not easy questions, but they are important.

To help ease us into these tough questions, and in the spirit of the season, we thought we’d start with five parallel questions that ARE pretty easy to answer:

Silly? Maybe. But it underscores how having a template like this – just five questions in plain, simple language – can deflate some of the complexity, formality and even misnomers that have sometimes surrounded the end-of-life discussion.

So with that, we’ve included the five questions from Engage With Grace below. Think about them, document them, share them.

Over the past year there’s been a lot of discussion around end of life. And we’ve been fortunate to hear a lot of the more uplifting stories, as folks have used these five questions to initiate the conversation.

One man shared how surprised he was to learn that his wife’s preferences were not what he expected. Befitting this holiday, The One Slide now stands sentry on their fridge.

Wishing you and yours a holiday that’s fulfilling in all the right ways.

(To learn more please go to www.engagewithgrace.org. This post was written by Alexandra Drane and the Engage With Grace team. )

Friday, November 13, 2009

How to Host Palliative Care Grand Rounds FAQ

Posted by Christian Sinclair On 7:48 AM

Here is the FAQ for how to host Palliative Care Grand Rounds.  If you have any questions that this does not answer, please feel free to add a comment or email me at ctsinclair@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Palliative Care Grand Rounds 1.10 - Pallimed: Arts & Humanities

Posted by Christian Sinclair On 10:18 PM

It is up folks.  Hot off the presses.  Go check out the links, promote it and comment on all the posts highlighted to show some love for the good bloggers out there.