PalliMed is a blog that has been around for a while. Early in my palliative career, I came across it and loved reading it for both its up to date research reviews as well as for the arts and humanities posts it had. I was inspired to begin a blog of my own at that time, which quickly fell by the wayside due to lack of time.
It seems PalliMed fell off the radar for a while also. While my original blog is beyond the ability to resuscitate, PalliMed has rejuvenated itself. I welcome it back to cyberspace, and look forward to learning much from it!
Dr. Christian Sinclair
One of the authors is Dr. Christian Sinclair, who presented at one of the first OSF Supportive Care education conferences. Dr. Sinclair is very active in social media, and has some great examples of the benefits of social media (example: FDA market withdrawal of concentrated morphine being thwarted by the demands of practitioners in the trenches through the use of social media. There is an excellent slideshow embedded in the post that explains what happened).
As I ventured in to blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media, I ran in to Dr. Sinclair time and time again. Clearly, he is a palliative care doctor who reaches out to others. By the time he came to our conference, I felt like we were old friends, even though we had never met IRL (“in real life”, for those not familiar with the term.)
I hope we can all become more connected to each other through these humble musings of mine.