Coronavirus: Doctors urge conversations about dying

In the UK new guidelines are being produced for palliative care for Covid-19 patients. Advanced care planning might be considered differently, especially the discussion with patient and family about and consideration of intensive care need. This may become urgent in case of shortage resources, including IC beds.

Another issue – due to lack of resources, including personnel – to be considered is a ‘new way of working’: telephone support, use of Skype for patient observation, looking for alternative medicines etc.

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