Recognizing the growing need for palliative care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been reviewing and compiling existing resources that offer suggestions and practical ideas for planning and delivering palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to share these documents with your colleagues, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
Click on any of the resources linked below:
- Planning for Palliative Care Delivery during the COVID 19 Pandemic: to assist those who may be participating in their institutional/local planning tables to develop a response for COVID-19.
- Palliative Care Resources to Support Frontline Providers during the COVID 19 Pandemic: summarizes readily available tools/resources to support palliative care delivery.
- Palliating a Pandemic: “All Patients Must Be Cared For”
- Oxford Medicine has granted access to chapter 2 of their book “A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crisis” available online here.
- Pallium Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association, is providing access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In these difficult times, it is more important than ever that all health care providers are equipped with the essential skills to provide compassionate, palliative care to patients in need. Click here to learn more.
Symptom Management Resources:
- Baycrest/University of Toronto: Managing Respiratory and End-of-life Symptoms for Frail Elderly Patients with COVID-19
- CAEP – EOL Care in the ED for the Patient Imminently Dying of a Highly-Transmissible Acute Respiratory Infection Such as COVID-19)
- CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources
- CHPCA – Caring for Children with Life Threatening Illnesses: A Guide to Pandemic Planning for Paediatric Palliative Care (2015)