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SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care

Want to hear latest research in Palliative Medicine? Want to receive practical guidance to clinical practice in palliative patient care?   Every month, this podcast features an author from Palliative Medicine, a highly ranked, peer reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to improving knowledge and clinical practice in the palliative care. In these focussed 10 minute episodes, the authors provide a personal interpretation of their published work. You’ll hear learn from original papers, reviews, case reports, editorials and other interesting work published in the journal.
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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 27, 2018

This episode features Dr Alex Chan (Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA).

Routine assessment of many established quality indicators is nearly impossible because the information is embedded as unstructured free text within electronic clinical notes. A key example of this is timely documentation of patient care preferences in critically ill older adults. The paper demonstrates that deep learning algorithms can be applied to assess a palliative care quality measure endorsed by the National Quality Forum. The deep learning algorithm analyzed clinical notes >18,000 times faster than clinician coders (0.022 s/note vs 402 s/note). The algorithms can analyze electronic clinical notes in a tiny fraction of the time needed for manual review, offering a practical option for rapid audit and feedback regarding care preference documentation at the system and clinician level.
 
Full paper available from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269216318810421

 
If you would like to record a podcast about your published (or accepted) Palliative Medicine paper, please contact Dr Amara Nwosu: anwosu@liverpool.ac.uk

Nov 2, 2018

This episode features Dr Hazel Coop and Dr Clare Marlow (WM CARES (West Midlands Collaborative Actioning Research in End of life and Supportive care), New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK). This regional survey  aimed to determine whether palliative care professionals in the West Midlands (United Kingdom) have discussions about digital legacy with their patients. A total of 210 questionnaire survey responses were received from the 10 participating hospices (response rate of 35%). The majority of respondents (96%, 201/210) had never discussed a patient’s digital legacy with them. The results suggest that palliative care professionals in the West Midlands do not have discussions about digital legacy with patients, largely because of lack of awareness and confidence.
 
Full paper available from: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269216318802748

 
If you would like to record a podcast about your published (or accepted) Palliative Medicine paper, please contact Dr Amara Nwosu: anwosu@liverpool.ac.uk

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