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Alex K. Smith
Co-founder: ePrognosis and GeriPal. Work: UCSF Palliative + Geriatrics. Personal: father, husband, cyclist, W's, go blue! President: UCSF Alumni
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Alex K. Smith Sep 19
Thanks Cynthia!
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UCSF Alumni Sep 18
What does the future of telehealth look like? experts , , , & will cover successes, failures, hopes, & fears for this revolutionary shift in care on Wed., Sept. 23 at 12pm PT. RSVP at
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Alex K. Smith Sep 19
Replying to @lpetrillz
Thanks Laura!
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Lena Makaroun Sep 17
40% of all deaths in US are nursing home residents Deaths in patients spiked due to social isolation “It’s like we as a country just don’t care anymore about older people. We've written them off” kills
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Alex K. Smith Sep 18
Thanks Prasanna!
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Alex K. Smith Sep 18
Thanks Jalayne!
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Alex K. Smith Sep 18
Thanks Krista!
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Alex K. Smith Sep 18
Thanks Anand!
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GeriPal Blog Sep 17
Every year, about a third of older adults fall. Today we talk with NEJM STRIDE Study author (Tom Gill) about reducing serious fall-related injuries. Full episode at - hosted by and
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VitalTalk Sep 14
Like any procedure, running a highly effective family meeting is a skill that can be taught, learned and practiced! Congratulations to and Wendy Anderson!
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Nicholas A. Christakis Sep 13
On the importance of good typesetting and layout.
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Ken Covinsky Sep 13
Awesome video: How to structure Family Meetings on Behalf of Patients with Serious Illness Great to see this included in the NEJM procedure video series-Recognizes effective communication a procedure demanding training + skill
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Alex K. Smith Sep 14
Replying to @anandiyermd @NIH and 14 others
Awesome
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GeriPal Blog Sep 12
This week's published a video in clinical medicine on communication skills – specifically on leading family meetings. On the podcast, we talk with the authors of the video discussing our favorite teaching points.
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Ken Covinsky Sep 11
We have learned that even in a COVID ICU, we can keep health workers safe with proper PPE. So why on earth can't we have safe visitation in nursing homes and assisted living?? Deplorable and unacceptable.
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Bob Wachter Sep 9
Kudos colleagues & W Anderson (& ) for superb video on conducting family mtgs for pts w/ serious illness Each is unique, & yet having general tenets & a game plan is key.
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Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH Sep 9
Nice overview of an incredibly important topic in : “Family Meetings on Behalf of Patients with Serious Illness.”
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Alex K. Smith Sep 9
Congratulations!
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James Frank, MD Sep 9
New to running family meetings? Think of it like other ICU procedures - Have a stepwise approach and debrief afterwards. Check out our new video and review in
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Alex K. Smith Sep 9
This is happening. Like any procedure, running a highly effective family meeting is a skill that can be taught, learned, and practiced. Congrats Wendy Anderson.
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