This article in the Washington post, Coronavirus has given doctors a new job: Palliative care, gives a good insight into how and why.
Along with managing the intricacies of ventilators and other treatments, and no matter the final outcome, clinicians will be required to:
PALPRAC is responding to requests from colleagues for advice and information around palliative care during the current epidemic. COVID-19 is a serious illness, well suited to a palliative care approach. IN effect we will all becoming pallitaive care providers during this pandemic.
PALPRAC will host PalliCOVID Conversation Hours, facilitated by two palliative care specialists who have kindly offered their time to make their expertise available to the medical community. Bring your questions and conundrums to discuss, every Tuesday and Thursday from 28 April onwards, 4-5 pm.
Please register to attend any of the meetings: https://forms.gle/1WAcqtdMvM48G7KE6