My 89 year old grandpa has graciously decided to allow me to put my several years of dilettantism with the pain sciences into practice. He's entered the hospital in pretty dire straights. I'm trying to help my parents be involved with decisions about his palliative care (without getting in the real clinicians way).
So, I'll be posting some reflections about his/my experiences with pain care, ethical issues, and other topics, as we go. I'm sure much of this will be naive; especially compared with many of your experiences and backgrounds. But perhaps I'll stumble across something interesting or useful to you.
Also, from time to time I'll probably be soliciting advice on where to find information on certain specialized topics. I'll really appreciate any help I can get.