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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Mar 30, 2023

Two weeks ago on the GeriPal podcast we talked about why and how to write for the general public.  This week we’ve invited three guests to share their stories about storytelling that’s written for healthcare providers.

The first guest is Liz Salmi.  Liz wrote a fabulous perspectives piece in the NEJM titled “

Mar 24, 2023

In November of 2022, Ava Kofman published a piece in the New Yorker titled “How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle.”  Some viewed this piece as an affront to the amazing work hospice does for those approaching the end of their lives by cherry picking stories of a few bad actors to paint hospice is a bad light. For...

Mar 16, 2023

So you want to write a book.

So you want to write a book! 

So…you want to write a book?!?

Today we talk with two geriatricians: Rosanne Leipzig, author of Honest Aging: An Insider's Guide to the Second Half of Life; and Louise Aronson, author of Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life....

Mar 9, 2023

Psychedelics are having a moment.  Enthusiasm is brimming.  Legalization is moving forward in several states, following the lead of Oregon and Colorado.  FDA is considering approval, shifting away from Schedule I restrictions, paving the way for use in clinical practice.  Potential use in palliative care, chronic pain,...

Mar 2, 2023

Gabapentin is the 10th most prescribed drug in the United States and use is increasing.  In 2002, 1% of adults were taking gabapentinoids (gabapentin and or pregabalin).  By 2015 that number increased to 4% of US adults.

There are a lot of reasons that may explain the massive increase in use of these drugs.  One thing...