How Limited Palliative Care Staffing May Impact COVID-19 Suffering

Updated March 27, 2020 | By CAPC Staff

USA Today covers the limitations of the palliative care workforce and it's potential impact on patient suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though the majority of US hospitals (with over 50 beds) have a palliative care team, there simply aren't enough specialists to meet patient needs. And now that more and more patients are becoming seriously ill with coronavirus, teams are in higher demand than ever, providing symptom management and more.

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How CAPC is Helping

CAPC is calling upon all clinicians (across disciplines and specialties) to enhance and deploy the skills necessary for symptom distress. To help meet this need, all COVID-19 resources are free and accessible for all – including courses and additional tools, and are updated regularly.

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