Social Media and Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Social media is a timely and effective way to learn the latest in hospice and palliative medicine, meet others in the field, and have quick discussions on hot topics. AAHPM participates in many social sites and helps create a place for idea sharing and connections.
There is a large Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) community on Twitter that shares top news stories to keep you in the loop.
HPM Chat is a weekly chat about hospice and palliative medicine/care on Wednesday nights at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. The chat is lead by moderators who determine a specific topic each week. Learn more at HPMChat.org.
Hashtags to Follow
Hashtags allow Twitter users to find all tweets related to one specific topic. If you want to scan Twitter for a specific topic, here are some top hashtags you can type into your Twitter search bar and follow along.
#hpm - all tweets hospice and palliative medicine/care
#hpm17 - 2017 Annual Assembly tweets
#hpm18 - 2018 Annual Assembly tweets
#hospice - all tweets hospice
Facebook is a great community for connecting with fellow HPM professionals on a deeper level. Instead of the bite-sized information you get on Twitter, Facebook allows for longer stories and more detail into top news stories, advocacy efforts, and more.
LinkedIn helps you connect with others in the field who have similar concerns, issues, or passions as you. AAHPM has created a group that you can be a part of. With over 12,000 members, this is a group where you can connect with non-AAHPM members as well.
Read AAHPM's Social Media Guidelines for more information.