Self-reflections after disbandment of palliative care unit during COVID-19 pandemic.
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Palliative care emphasizes expertise in handling difficult conversations, discussing patients ’ wishes and supporting the caregiver(s). Here we outline the palliative approach of hoping for the best while preparing for the worst in several “what if” scenarios for people with Parkinson disease and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on palliative care delivery and patient experiences. Less is known about the experiences and responses of palliative care clinicians.
Authors: Wong A, Keith C, Gregory H, Liew D Abstract COVID-19 brings with it unprecedented challenges in clinical management. An important component of care is the provision of safe and effective symptom control. Given the emerging literature reporting on the risk of QT prolongation and arrhythmias associated with COVID-19 disease and experimental therapies, we highlight some considerations for the prescribing of palliative care medications in this context. Based on the experience gained from palliative care referrals at our institution prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in collaboration with our clinic...
tes C Abstract PURPOSE: Numerous publications during the COVID-19 pandemic recommended the use of hypofractionated radiation therapy. This project assessed aggregate changes in the quality of the evidence supporting these schedules to establish a comprehensive evidence base for future reference and highlight aspects for future study. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Based on a systematic review of published recommendations related to dose fractionation during the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 expert panelists assigned to 14 disease groups named and graded the highest quality of evidence schedule(s) used routinely for each cond...
by Michala Ritz and colleaguesIn today ’s current world of social isolation and virtual EVERYTHING, it is easy to get sucked down an endless rabbit hole of negativity, sad stories of sickness and death, and scary projections of the future. It is now normal to wake up, wonder about family and friends near and abroad, and monitor the vol atile stock market – all while sipping our morning coffee worrying what bad news tomorrow may bring.Those lingering questions keep us up at night, like monsters under our beds.“What if I lose my job?”“What if my parents contract COVID?”“How will my p...
This resource provides guidance on dealing with palliative and end of life care, and supporting carers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Viewpoint discusses barriers to quality end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited staffing, inadequate access to palliative medications, and restrictive visitation policies, and calls for proactive surge planning through organizational and policy reforms to facilitate symptom relief and comfort for patients dying in the pandemic.
Palliative care is an essential component of the COVID-19 pandemic response, but is overlooked in national and international preparedness plans. The preparedness and capacity of African palliative care services to respond to COVID-19 is unknown.