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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί
Writing the β€˜difficult second book’. Breast surgeon with recurrent breast cancer, award-winning author, broadcaster and speaker
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί retweeted
Kathryn Mannix 1h
Exactly as it should be. I'm glad their expertise helped you. I loved discharging patients who didn't need us any more. And always lovely to meet again should help be required in the future. Palliative Care: for symptom management regardless of disease trajectory.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί retweeted
The Violet Initiative 16h
Palliative Care Physician and member of Violet's Clinical Committee, , shares 4 important things to think about ahead of starting an Advance Care Plan.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί retweeted
Kathryn Mannix 5h
I often wonder whether the threshold is exactly that: when clinicians 'give up hope.' Hope is always for living well. If palliative care was seen as about living instead of dying, we could transform practice, conversations, and the way people live the last part of their lives.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 3h
Replying to @HollyYo88393747
I agree my idea isn’t perfect. Just want to get people talking and remembering that palliative care team can help far more than you think they can - and that we need a lot more of them.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 6h
Replying to @davehartin
I know. What can we do?
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 6h
Replying to @stevehornby79 @mdoc77
I love that!
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 6h
Every HCP should be part of this. Patients still deserve a high quality of life in hospital. But when you're rushed off your feet looking after 30-40+ patients, the palliative care team can help add the little tweaks to go the extra mile
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 6h
Replying to @markcheongwl
Then we need to train those doctors. I review people who have died in hospital and it's often at night that people get worse and on-call teams are left to make difficult decisions. Give every Dr and Nurse palliative care training.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 6h
Replying to @MarkGaze
I know it should be, but sometimes doctors are so busy that they can't finesse all the little details. Everyone can and should be able to prescribe anticipatory medicines but the palliative care staff are amazing at going the extra mile, offering comfort to relatives etc
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί retweeted
Kathryn Mannix 8h
It's a big ask: covid symptom burden would overwhelm current palliative care resources during peaks. But that's about limited commissioning. Palliative care is not adequately or equitably resourced. Covid demonstrates the need. 1/
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 7h
Exactly this! Hospitals should provide a good birth and a good death. It should be one of their mandates. Everybody dies. Half of us will die in hospital.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί retweeted
Kathryn Mannix 8h
The covid pandemic illustrates the importance of both arms of palliative care's craft: symptom management for all & EoL care when dying. Every patient deserves excellence. Time to adequately fund palliative care, integrate into NHS services, raise & rise to public expectations.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 7h
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 7h
What if palliative care was known as the Quality of Life team? And everyone struggling with symptoms , be it breathless from Covid, chronic pain or dying was referred to them - to get a better quality of life in hospital?
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί retweeted
Kathryn Mannix 18h
Why wait for dying? Palliative care is also for symptom management for people who are expected to leave hospital alive! I'd like to see all breathless covid patients referred for symptom management regardless of trajectory. This is about quality of life.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 18h
Replying to @SFMassie
Yes you are!!!
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 18h
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 19h
I’m hosting a virtual Zoom Tropic pamper party this Saturday at 7.30!they’ve got some amazing things for Christmas. DM me if you’d like to join in. All cruelty free and they give back to charity too.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 19h
I have just had the loveliest virtual cocktails with and who are also completely lovely. I might be a little tipsy too... all because I bid in the auction. Such a good cause.
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Liz O'Riordan πŸ’‹πŸ¦”πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 20h
Replying to @drkathrynmannix
Wasn’t it just wonderful..:?
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