Addressing Disparities

How palliative care can address health care disparities during COVID-19
Equitable Palliative Care Access During COVID-19

Tips for addressing the impact of historically inequitable access to palliative care service in your organization's COVID-19 response strategy.

Using Palliative Care to Support Equitable Care in the Midst of COVID-19

An overview of COVID-19-related health and health care inequities for African Americans, palliative care’s role in caring for impacted patients and families, and CAPC tools to support these efforts.

Communication Skills for Bridging Inequality During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sample script to help clinicians better understand patients’ experiences and meet needs, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using telemedicine during COVID19 may perpetuate health disparities in Harris County [Opinion]

Opinion piece regarding lack of access to telehealth for patients living in poverty, with recommendations for how to address poverty and/or lack of education when using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Houston Medical Journal, May 2020.

CAPC Discussion Group: Palliative Care for Underserved/Vulnerable Patients

Online forum for conversations among palliative care programs about bridging gaps in access for historically underserved patient populations. You will need to login to Basecamp to view and participate in the group.

How to Support AIAN/Native American Populations during COVID-19

A discussion around the impact of COVID-19 on American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)/Native American populations, and how palliative care teams can help address health care inequities.

Cultural Responsiveness and Palliative Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Palliative Medicine Reports article outlining the rationale for cultural responsiveness in palliative care.

Webinar — Seriously Ill, Vulnerable Patients: How Needs Are Changing with COVID-19
CAPC 2x4 2020 Keynote: Fixing What’s Broken: How Palliative Care Can Help Achieve Health Equity

Strategies palliative care teams can employ to ensure racial and ethnic communities have access to care that relieves suffering.

The Invisible Millions: Caring for Latino Patients and Families during COVID-19

How the pandemic has impacted Latinos living with serious illnesses – and the important role palliative care teams play in providing culturally humble care.

Personal Reflection: “Shouldn't You Spend Your Time Curing Cancer or Something?” Why an African American Female Physician Chose a Career in Palliative Care.

One clinician's personal reflection about why she practices palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine.

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