The COVID-19 pandemic is going to force us all to become palliative care providers.
Apart from managing the intricacies of ventilators, tasks at hand will be to skilfully manage distressing symptoms, to have complex conversations compassionately, including ‘goals of care discussions’ with patients and families and managing psychosocial and existential distress.
PALPRAC wants to support colleagues in doing this. We have plenty of helpful resources on our COVID healthcare practitioners page: https://palprac.org/for-healthcare-providers/palliativecarecovid-19/
Look out for our twice weekly PALPRAC PalliCOVID Conversation Hour
Palliative Care is specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative Care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support.
To enable the provision of Palliative Care which is care that improves the quality of life of people with serious illnesses.
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