Working with patients & families for end-of-life and palliative care issues

COVID-19 Response Resources from The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) offers an excellent toolkit of resources and online courses have been made publicly available. Topics that are covered include:

  • Communication Scripts and Conversation Videos – How to talk to patients and families about COVID-19.
  • Resilience – Resources for improving team health and tools to help individual clinicians cope with crisis, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Palliative Care Team Tools – Operational guidance to help teams address high levels of volume and stress during a crisis.
  • Voices from the Front Line – Profiles from palliative care programs in hard-hit regions of the country, detailing their COVID response strategies including role of palliative care team, use of IDT, and advice for how to prepare.
  • Using Telehealth – Tools to facilitate telehealth and telemedicine setup, operations, billing, and virtual visit etiquette.
  • Setting-Specific Guidance – Curated resources and information by care setting.

The Challenges Of Providing End-Of-Life Care In A Pandemic

Resources for Hospice & Palliative Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network

Managing healthcare worker health, wellness, and stress

General COVID-19 Resources for healthcare workers

Shared stories

How to support healthcare workers

  • How to Help the Helpers – The coronavirus pandemic has pushed medical professionals into the front lines of danger. Here’s what you can do to help, safely. New York Times
  • How To Support People In Health Care Working During Coronavirus – People who work in medicine are being stretched beyond the limit in this COVID-19 outbreak. Take care of them – HuffPost
  • Direct Relief – COVID-19 Relief – working in overdrive to get protective gear and critical care medications to as many health workers as possible, as quickly as possible, with emergency deliveries leaving daily for medical facilities across the U.S.
  • Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses – The national fund will address the identified, emerging needs of nurses and will focus on providing direct financial assistance to nurses; Supporting the mental health of nurses; Ensuring nurses everywhere have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection, and care for those in need; Driving the national advocacy focused on nurses and patients. This national effort is being kicked off with a $1.5 million grant from Johnson & Johnson and the TYLENOL brand. Donate.
  • First Responders First – provides essential supplies, equipment, accommodations, child care, food, mental health support and other resources for protecting front line healthcare workers and their patients.
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