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AmiPal: Palliative Care

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Liverpool, United Kingdom


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.






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

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. Edison Research. The podcast consumer 2015. Website of Edison Research 2015....

Duration: 00:04:00

Assessing hydration in POEMS syndrome using bioimpedance analysis #21

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

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

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. Is maximum conservative management an equivalent treatment option to dialysis for elderly patients...

Duration: 00:03:35

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

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

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...