Guidance for palliative care teams being asked to support or respond to dedicated COVID-19 units.
Example of one palliative care program's scope during the COVID-19 pandemic, and workflow throughout the course of a patient hospital stay.
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.
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.
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.
A palliative care social worker and chaplain share how they are supporting patients, families, and colleagues during the pandemic.
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.
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.
Kaiser Health News, March 26, 2020.
“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.