by Katie Macaluso, AAHPM Quarterly Managing Editor If you’re a member of AAHPM, you should be spotting a copy of the fall issue of AAHPM Quarterly in your mailbox any day now (if it hasn’t arrived already). Pick up this issue to learn more about the 2012 Annual Assembly, certification deadlines, advocacy efforts, and where … Read moreOn Organ Donation and Patient Wishes
Medical Humanities has played an important role in my personal development as a physician and palliative medicine doctor. Reading stories, novels, poetry, listening to music, looking at art and movies and plays have helped teach me how to face suffering, how to sit with it, how to be curious about and wonder what will emerge … Read moreGetting ready for 2012 AAHPM bookclub: help us pick next year’s book
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
Welcome to the monthly edition of Palliative Care Grand Rounds the monthly review of the best of hospice and palliative care content from blogs. We started in February of 2009 and are almost done with our second full year. To see previous editions of Palliative Care Grand Rounds go the http://palliativecaregr.blogspot.com/. This summer has been … Read morePalliative Care Grand Rounds 2.9
Join the Humanities SIG at the Assembly in Boston for an illuminating discussion of the award winning book, This Republic of Suffering, on Saturday, March 6, 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Among the questions we’ll discuss: Prior to the Civil War, the end of life process commonly occurred at home, with family, the family physician, clergy, … Read moreWhat Does the American Civil War Teach Us About Contemporary Death and Mourning?