Kate Granger

by Dr Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff On  July 23, 2016, Dr. Kate Granger died at St Gemma’s Hospice. Goodbye  Kate. Some words. Where can we live, but days? A message you sent me in October 2013 read, “I have high expectations of myself & what I can achieve – I […]

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The Digital Legacy Conference 2016

By Sandy Weatherburn, ‎Founder & Director at Social Embers Digital estate management   This weekend I attended the Digital Legacy Conference in Hackney, London, which was held at St Joseph’s Hospice. The conference was organised by The Digital Legacy Association (DLA) to raise awareness of issues surrounding death and dying that are becoming increasingly important in […]

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Free wi-fi in healthcare settings – luxury or prerequisite?

by Dr Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre Hospital NHS Trust, Cardiff, Wales @DrMarkTaubert         and James Norris, Founder of the Digital Legacy Association, Camden, London @JamesNorris       Many visitors to hotels, once they have unpacked, settled and polished off the chocolate mint placed on their cushions, will take […]

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A Guide to Using Pinterest for Palliative Care

 Marie Ennis-O’Connor is a social media consultant, award-winning  health blogger, and author of “Beyond The Buzz: Healthcare Social Media”   Have you noticed how visual and colourful social media have become? Platforms that focus on visuals (like photos) such as Pinterest have grown in popularity, and it has been shown that visual media increase the rate of engagement when […]

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A Starter’s Guide to Twitter and Hashtags for Hospice and Palliative Medicine

By Dr Matthew Katz, MD  @subatomicdoc Department of Radiation Medicine Lowell General Hospital MA 01854 USA Many people find Twitter a bit confusing when they first sign up. This article aims to help palliative care professionals ease their way in, and find it an educationally valuable tool. And turning it the other way round, how can […]

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Twittergate, or what to consider at academic conferences when using social media

by Dr Mark Taubert  @DrMarkTaubert Social media use at conferences has become so commonplace that it is not at all unusual for a presenter to be faced with an audience peering down at laptops/tablets/smartphones (academic spectacles reflecting myriad shimmers of blue LED light to the front). Sometimes flashlights, bright screens and tablets (held up in the […]

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