AAHPM along with the blogs Pallimed and GeriPal are hosting a workgroup on Social Media in Palliative Care Communities: Developing and Maintaining your Online Presence.
Time: Friday March 5th, 7-8:15am
Amy Clarkson, MD, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Kansas City, MO (Pallimed) Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Kansas City, MO (Pallimed) Alexander Smith, MD, UC San Francisco (GeriPal) Eric Widera, MD, UC San Francisco (GeriPal) Amber Wollesen, MD, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO (Pallimed)
In this session, the panel will present the various social media platforms where palliative care information is being created, commented on, and shared. Understanding the importance of social media to hospice and palliative care as a field is helpful in spreading information consistent with our professional values, dispelling myths, and educating professionals in addition to patients and families. We will present successful examples of palliative care in social media from the perspective on the individual as well as the larger community. Despite the opportunities, there are concerns about privacy, time commitment, and legal risks which will also be addressed. The session will not go into detail on the 'how-to' aspects of specific social media platforms. The initial presentation will be approximately 30-40 minutes with plenty of time for discussion with the audience and panel.
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