Palliative Care Role

Guidance on the palliative care field's role in responding to national emergencies
Role of Palliative Care Teams in Dedicated COVID-19 Sites

Guidance for palliative care teams being asked to support or respond to dedicated COVID-19 units.

BRIEFING: Serious Illness, Palliative Care, and the Impact of COVID-19
A Beacon for Dark Times: Palliative Care Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 12, 2020 NEJM Catalyst article on how the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai palliative care team developed and operationalized a 24/7 palliative care hotline to support their health system's COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 Lessons: The Alignment of Palliative Medicine and Trauma-Informed Care

Highlighting the uniquely powerful role PC teams can play to reduce the long-term psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, May 2020.

Pandemic Palliative Care Consultations Spanning State and Institutional Borders

Overview of the rapid development and implementation of a scalable virtual consultation model at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)/NewYork‐Presbyterian (NYP) staffed by out‐of‐state palliative care specialist volunteers. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 22, 2020.

Providing Soul Care in the COVID-19 Era

A palliative care social worker and chaplain share how they are supporting patients, families, and colleagues during the pandemic.

Palliative Care for Patients With Cancer in the COVID-19 Era

Creative strategies for maintaining palliative care quality standards during COVID-19 in the care of cancer patients inside and outside of the hospital. JAMA Oncology, May 2020.

CAPC Key Messages re: COVID-19

Messages and supporting points that palliative care professionals can use with the public and press to explain the role of palliative care in COVID-19.

Shortfall Of Comfort Care Signals Undue Suffering For Coronavirus Patients

Kaiser Health News, March 26, 2020.

Palliative Care in the Time of COVID: Graphic Stories

“As we take stock of masks, gloves, and ventilators, we must also be ready to dig deep into our reserves of patience, communication, and compassion.” Nathan A. Gray, MD.