The Digital Legacy Conference 2021 ‘PalliCovid & Exploring New Dimensions’

by James Norris,  Digital Legacy Association, MyWishes & Michael Sobell Hospice The importance and relevance of our digital lives and possessions is increasing. Digital photos and videos are often saved behind password or finger-print protected devices The monetary value of purchased media, online-only services and digital assets is also continuing to expand. Managing and transferring […]

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“Talking Through a Fog”: The Impact of Patulous Eustachian Tube on Patients with Advanced Cancer

By Dr Holly McGuigan (Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine, Strathcarron Hospice) and Dr Ruth Isherwood (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cornhill Macmillan Centre, Perth) Twitter: @cloudy_lemonade   “I’m sorry, what?” “Patulous Eustachian Tube”, came the reply from my prospective Masters supervisor. “I’m sorry but I have no idea what you’re talking about…” And so began an […]

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Learn from my mistakes! What I learned when I spoke at a predatory conference

By Colleen Davis, Executive Coach, Registered Nurse, speaker, mother and life-long learner who helps inspire people to live their authentic life, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. LinkedIn Account Like many people these days, I receive a lot of emails from predatory journals or conference organizers. In 2018, I was approached, as an executive coach, […]

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Creative Distress

By Dr Joseph Hawkins, Consultant in Palliative Medicine Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and Woking and Sam Beare hospice. Twitter: @JoeHawk75825077   We have a lifetime to prepare for our dying and yet it seems that for most of us we still arrive ill-prepared. As humanity has evolved we have taken advantage of […]

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Should we Prescribe Dogs?

By Dr Matthew Doré, palliative care consultant at Northern Ireland Hospice & Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.  Sometimes I wonder if we limit our prescriptions to ‘medications’ rather than ‘treatments’ and that prevents a more creative approach to being a doctor. Compassionate communities (1) is prescribing ‘compassion’ with amazing success and we were (pre covid) […]

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Homecoming

By Heather Trickey  Hey! Sit down! Eat! Let’s outrun all claims of sleep to tell our stranger stories. Pour wine. Break bread. Tell me about your heart.   Take mine. After all, I’ve almost known you all this time. You, who were abroad on adventure, encompassing your part,   taking in, absorbing your own commonwealth […]

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Do Not Attempt Resuscitation decisions and the need for regulation in Ireland

By Dr Lucy M. Davis, School of Law, University of Limerick, Ireland. Email: lucy.davis@ul.ie and lucymdavis@yahoo.com Twitter: @LucyMDavis “Why did you choose to research DNAR orders?” This was one of the first questions raised by examiners when I defended my PhD thesis. A standard question for most PhD viva voce exams and definitely, a valid question for my […]

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