#hpm is the hospice and palliative medicine Twitter community. The #hpm TweetChat was launched on July 14, 2010 as a way to bring together a community dedicated to increasing public awareness about hospice, palliative care, and the differences between the two.
Here are some Top Tweeps for those folks interested in older adults and health care. I offer these in no particular order.
‘Death, Digital Demise, Community & Digital Legacy’ is an event aiming to explore society’s changing attitudes and behavior in relation to ‘end of life’ and mourning. It will be examined from the context of todays’ connected world from a number of differing perspectives. The event will feature as part of ‘Social Media Week London’ (SMWLDN). This year’s SMWLDN’s theme is: ‘Open & Connected reflecting on the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change’.
via Events – London.
Hello #hpm’ers! We have kept up with our chat every week but we’ve fallen behind on maintaining our archive. Over the next few weeks we’ll get everything organized. Thanks for your patience!! -rb
ABCNews.com interviews Scott Simon, of NPR’s “Saturday Weekend Edition,” after the death of his mother on July 29 at the age of 85. Simon spent the two weeks leading to her death sending tweets to his 1.2 million followers on the social media site, Twitter, and continued to do so in her final hours.
Those who tweet, blog, and provide websites not only share their own experiences, but often unknowingly bring a sense of hope to those who are searching for a community
The introduction of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter allow people to take communication with them into situations that previously may have been taboo, private and inaccessible to others.
In this study of physicians and medical students on Twitter, we observed potential violations of patient privacy and other breaches of medical ethics. Our findings underline that every physician and medical student has to consider his or her presence on social networking sites. It remains to be investigated if the introduction of social networking site guidelines for medical professionals will improve awareness.