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MyPal is a podcast about technology, innovation and research relevant to palliative (hospice) care. I am your host, Dr Amara Nwosu MBChB, MRCP, PhD. I am a Academic Clinical Lecturer in palliative medicine in the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Come and join the conversation about these issues in a way you just might like. Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2016. http://www.amaranwosu.com

MyPal is a podcast about technology, innovation and research relevant to palliative (hospice) care. I am your host, Dr Amara Nwosu MBChB, MRCP, PhD. I am a Academic Clinical Lecturer in palliative medicine in the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Come and join the conversation about these issues in a way you just might like. Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2016. http://www.amaranwosu.com
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

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MyPal is a podcast about technology, innovation and research relevant to palliative (hospice) care. I am your host, Dr Amara Nwosu MBChB, MRCP, PhD. I am a Academic Clinical Lecturer in palliative medicine in the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Come and join the conversation about these issues in a way you just might like. Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2016. http://www.amaranwosu.com

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Episodes

Use of podcasts to facilitate education, communication and dissemination in palliative care #22

9/5/2016
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This episode of AmiPal is about the development of this podcast. I’ll discuss my paper which was recently published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care: Use of podcast technology to facilitate education, communication and dissemination in palliative care: the development of the AmiPal podcast. http://spcare.bmj.com/content/early/2016/08/31/bmjspcare-2016-001140.full?sid=0f2fff3a-9f6e-4c80-bab6-eab94e775c39 Edison Research. The podcast consumer 2015. Website of Edison Research 2015....

Duration:00:04:00

Assessing hydration in POEMS syndrome using bioimpedance analysis #21

5/18/2016
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In this episode I provide an overview of the use of bioimpedance analysis to assess hydration over time in a patient with POEMS syndrome. This was published in the BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care journal and can be found through the link provided below. Nwosu AC, Morris L, Mayland C, Mason S, Pettitt A, Ellershaw J. Longitudinal bioimpedance assessments to evaluate hydration in POEMS syndrome. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000991...

Duration:00:03:36

A comparison between studies: research, audit and service evaluation #20

2/27/2016
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In this episode I will provide an overview between the differences between research, audit and service evaluation. This is important to distinguish as research studies require ethical approval before they commence, whereas the other project types do not. Is your project research, evaluation or audit? (Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative website) http://www.apcrc.nhs.uk/governance/is_it_research.htm NRES Defining Research leaflet....

Duration:00:02:22

Renal Medicine and Palliative Care - Interview with Dr Hannah Sammut #19

2/24/2016
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In this episode of AmiPal I talk with Dr Hannah Sammut (Renal Physician and Royal College of Physicians post-CCT fellow in Palliative Medicine) about the importance of palliative medicine and palliative care. The prevalence of symptoms in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Murtagh FE et al. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2007 Jan;14(1):82-99. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17200048 Is maximum conservative management an equivalent treatment option to dialysis for elderly patients with...

Duration:00:03:35

Virtual reality and palliative care #18

2/14/2016
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In this episode of MyPal I discuss the potential uses of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare and what this may mean for palliative care. Beyond gaming: virtual reality in healthcare. Claire Bower. BMJ Blogs 2014. http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj-journals-development-blog/2014/03/27/beyond-gaming-virtual-reality-in-healthcare/ What can Oculus Rift do for healthcare?Mike Miliard. HealthcareIT news 2014. http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/what-can-oculus-rift-do-healthcare The future of pain relief?...

Duration:00:05:47

What makes a good Case Based Discussion (CBD)? Interview with Dr Laura Chapman & Dr Daniel Monnery

12/18/2015
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In this episode of MyPal I interview Dr Laura Chapman (Palliative Medicine Consultant and Training Programme Director for Palliative Medicine in Health Education North West- Mersey) and Dr Daniel Monney (Specility Trainee in Palliative Medicine) about the Eportfolios' Case Based Discussion (CBD) supervised learning events (SLEs). We discuss practical tips for educational supervisors to help conduct these SLEs. Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi Media 2015. www.amaranwosu.com Music by Bensound...

Duration:00:05:37

MyPal - Technology in the delivery of healthcare: patient power in medicine #16

11/9/2015
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In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu provides an overview of the health secretary's recent speech to the Health Service Journal which outlined the potential role of technology in healthcare. Patient power: threat or opportunity? Health Secretary's speech on the opportunities offered by the shift to a patient-powered, technologically advanced health service. Department of Health and The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP Health Service Journal, Barber-Surgeons‘ Hall, London...

Duration:00:03:44

Social media and palliative care #15

9/17/2015
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Dr Amara Nwosu discusses social media and palliative medicine. He focuses on his recent blog published on the EAPC website about his study about the use of Twitter to evaluate communication about palliative care on social media. ‘Social media and palliative medicine: a retrospective 2-year analysis of global Twitter data to evaluate the use of technology to communicate about issues at the end of life’ by Nwosu AC, Debattista M, Rooney C, et al published in BMJ supportive & palliative...

Duration:00:04:10

Five apps that help my clinical-academic life #14

6/24/2015
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In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu talks about five apps/web applications he uses that help his daily life as a clinical academic. The apps are: 1) Evernote / Google Keep / Onenote / Todoist https://evernote.com/ http://www.google.com/keep/ https://www.onenote.com/ https://en.todoist.com/ 2) Google Drive / Dropbox / Onedrive https://www.google.co.uk/drive/ https://www.dropbox.com/ https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/ 3) Feedly / Flipboard https://feedly.com/ https://flipboard.com/...

Duration:00:16:40

Wearable technology in healthcare - can palliative care benefit? #13

6/10/2015
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Does wearable technology have a role in improving heath, monitoring fitness and helping deliver personalised medical therapies or is it just a fad which will disappear in time? In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu discusses the potential wearable technology has for healthcare and also highlights the limitations of the current technology. Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change by Mitesh S. Patel et al (JAMA)...

Duration:00:14:10

Culture and Palliative Care #12

5/17/2015
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The death of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? The Lion King and Palliative Care? Changing the direction a river flows? Intrigued? Well listen on! In this episode Dr Amara Nwosu asks the question "what is culture?" and asks how a society's culture can affect how Palliative Care is considered and delivered. Can we change and create a culture where death and dying are not considered taboo subjects? This is from a UK perspective but hopefully it will be of interest. Topics covered in this podcast:...

Duration:00:16:27

Bioelectrical impedance to assess hydration in advanced cancer (overview) - Twycross prize #11

3/25/2015
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Dr Amara Nwosu provides an overview of his PhD research "The use of bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) to assess hydration in patients with advanced cancer in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit". This study was the winner of the 2014 Twycross Research prize of the Association of Palliative Medicine. National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference prize winning abstract presented in 2014: http://conference.ncri.org.uk/abstracts/2014/abstracts/A222.html Information...

Duration:00:06:14

Undergraduate medical education in palliative care - interview with Dr Daniel Monnery #10

3/18/2015
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Dr Amara Nwosu interviews Dr Daniel Monnery (Speciality trainee registrar in Palliative Medicine in the Mersey Deanery) to discuss a variety of topics including: postgraduate training in palliative medicine, medical handover, undergraduate medical education and its relevance to palliative care. Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2014. www.amaranwosu.com Music by 'Year of the Fiery Horse' (YOTFH). Soundcloud link: @year-of-the-fiery-horse

Duration:00:15:31

Palliative Care Day Therapy - Interview with Jane Isaac #9

3/7/2015
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Dr Amara Nwosu interviews Jane Isaac (Occupational Therapist at Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool) to discuss the role and services offered by of palliative care day therapy. Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2014. www.amaranwosu.com Music by 'Year of the Fiery Horse' (YOTFH). Soundcloud link: @year-of-the-fiery-horse

Duration:00:21:42

Peer Led Learning In Palliative Care #8

2/28/2015
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Dr Amara Nwosu discusses his paper about peer-led learning as a mechanism to facilitate palliative care education in medical undergraduates. Nwosu A, Mason S, Roberts A, Hugel H. Does peer-led education have a role in teaching medical students about palliative care? The evaluation of an examination question-writing task. The Clinical Teacher 2013;10(3):151-4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23656675 Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2014. http://www.amaranwosu.com Music by 'Year of...

Duration:00:05:35

Is there too much technology in healthcare? #7

2/25/2015
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In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu discusses a recent article from the BMJ by Bjorn Morten Hofmann, University College of Gjovik which poses the question of whether there is too much technology in healthcare. Too much Technology by Bjørn Morten Hofmann - BMJ 21/02/2015 (subscription required to access link) http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h705 Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2014. http://www.amaranwosu.com Music by 'Year of the Fiery Horse' (YOTFH). Soundcloud link:...

Duration:00:14:54

Publishing in palliative care: importance, opportunities and tips for publication #6

2/1/2015
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In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu provides an overview publishing in palliative care, discussing the importance of this and sharing some tips for potential authors. The audio was recorded to support an educational session as part of the Merseyside & Cheshire Palliative Care Network Audit Group. Copyright Amara Nwosu www.amaranwosu.com Music by Year of the Fiery Horse @year-of-the-fiery-horse

Duration:00:15:19

3D printing in clinical practice #5

1/26/2015
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In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu discusses the recent BMJ editorial (by Mahiben Maruthappu) detailing the potential use of 3D printing in clinical practice. Copyright Amara Nwosu www.amaranwosu.com Music by Year of the Fiery Horse @year-of-the-fiery-horse Image copyright of endgaget.com http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/26/form-1-delivers-high-end-3d-printing-for-an-affordable-price/ References: Mahiben Maruthappu, Bruce Keogh. How might 3D printing affect clinical practice? BMJ 2014;...

Duration:00:07:15

Nanotechnology to monitor cancer? The GoogleX project #4

1/18/2015
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Nanotechnology to diagnose and monitor cancer? Nanopills and smartwatches in disease management and treatment? Sounds like science fiction but that is what researchers at Google are working on right now! Dr Ami Nwosu discusses this in more depth. Copyright Amara Nwosu www.amaranwosu.com Music by Year of the Fiery Horse https://soundcloud.com/year-of-the-fiery-horse References: http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/07/google-x-sets-out-define-healthy-human

Duration:00:09:34