Standard operating procedure: Children and young people with palliative and end-of-life care needs who are cared for in a community setting (home and hospice) during the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS England
Standard operating procedure for children and young people with palliative and end of life care needs who are cared for in a community setting (home and hospice) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication is intended to support staff who are providing care or supporting children and young people (and their families) who have palliative and/or end of life care needs in the community (including home and hospice care).
Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(5):1-2
Anuja Damani, Arunangshu Ghoshal, Krithika Rao, Pankaj Singhai, Spandana Rayala, Seema Rao, KV Ganpathy, Nisha Krishnadasan, Lt Alice Stella Verginia (Retd. Army), Nandini Vallath, Gayatri Palat, Chitra Venkateshwaran, Jenifer Jeba S, Lulu Matthews, Stanley Macaden, Mary Ann Muckaden, Srinagesh Simha, Naveen Salins, Jeremy Johnson, Savita Butola, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(5):3-7 The global pandemic involving severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus-2 has brought new challenges to clinical practice and care in the provision of palliative care. This position statement of the Indian...
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Conclusions: Unique solutions were found for each family. These are presented in this paper.
Conclusion: It is the need of the hour to develop a comprehensive strategy focussing on the above challenges that HCPs working in non-COVID areas are facing. This will go a long way in not only providing holistic care to the patients but also in controlling this pandemic.
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Conclusions: This case series shows middle-aged patients with comorbid diseases present with severe COVID-19 disease and have poor outcome.
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