Over 1,200 people will be traveling to Louisville for the AAHPM Intensive Board Review Course, and the burning question on everyone’s mind is … where am I going to eat? Or is it… what am I going to do? Actually, with the packed schedule of educational sessions, food is more likely to be something of … Read moreWhat to Do and Eat in Louisville
by Jen Bose, AAHPM Coordinator, Marketing & Membership After reading Last Moment Robot: ‘End of Life Detected’ I was a little torn. I didn’t know if I felt having a robot comfort me during the last hours or minutes of my life was creepy or really forward thinking and almost logical. As long as I … Read moreComfort from a Robot?
This am has been an interesting juxtaposition of following twitter during the state of the science, and being reminded of the power of a graciously led small group meeting. I would not qualify myself as a skeptic, but more as a user without training in the multiple areas for which a Clinical informatics system can … Read moreThe Why, How , What and “So What” of developing Clinical Informatics Tools
Ok -so it only took me 40 min to post the first one so this posting will get better. This session was about motivational interviewing and was led by Julie Childers and Bob Arnold. We were very interactive and engaged and it was very heartwarming to see a large roomful of colleagues who have really … Read moreCommunication as a dance
Newly inspired by Christian Sinclair’s presentation I am happy I challenged myself to be a blogger at this meeting. I certainly agree that the title “An unlikely union- Palliative Care and Wellness “seems apt, and quite intriguing. And at a session I attended yesterday the emphasis was on integrating palliative care, and so I was … Read morepalliative care and wellness
Our palliative care interdisciplinary team (IDT) meets every morning, and reviews nearly all the patients on the inpatient service, new patients seen in the outpatient clinic, outpatients in need of active management of some aspect of their care (typically pain medication), and patients under our care who have died. It’s a unique and comprehensive meeting … Read moreModel for Running a Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Team Case Conference
So what is REMS and why should we care?
Thoughts on Local Sausage-making and DC: I spent an evening walking from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Capitol Building last week. Although the classic reference about legislation is “sausage-making” and something you don’t want to watch, I found the area by the capital buildings an especially peaceful spot to stop and admire the view … Read moreAAHPM Calls on Washington (and you should be in touch with your local folk!)
by Laura G. Davis, CAE, AAHPM Director of Marketing and Membership I recently had the opportunity to travel out of Chicago and spend some time with Academy members. These visits gave me the opportunity to learn first-hand how our members spend their days. It was an enlightening experience. I spent time with Dan Maison, MD … Read moreWhat I Learned from Visiting Academy Members
Creative methods in Storyteaching, by Karen Bell, RN, Nancy Boutin, MD Storyteaching is storytelling with a twist. Both are learned skills, as was aptly demonstrated by two gifted storytellers/teachers. There is one essential and several important structural hints, but the essential issue is setting; that is, a safe place where stories of immense personal importance … Read moreStoryteaching as a way to enhance mutual understanding