Family visits to French palliative care settings during COVID-19

Cécile Barbaret1,2, Elise Perceau-Chambard3, Flora Tremellat-Faliere4, Pascale Vassal5, Louise Hannetel6, Raphael Alluin7, Stéphane Sanchez8 For sick individuals, their family, friends and loved-ones provide essential support. The role of family and friends often goes unrecognised within healthcare, with its constant technological, therapeutic and organisational challenges. Yet, they have a key role to play in palliative care. […]

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Mistrust as a risk? – Experiences of Canadian healthcare workers during COVID-19 in long term care facilities

By Marzieh Eghtesadi, MD Over the Easter long weekend in April 2020, I offered my support as a physician to help  long term care (LTC) facilities, previously unknown to my practice, facing high mortality from Covid-19. Amongst risk factors previously reported about cross contamination, movement of health care personnel across various facilities was also prevalent […]

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(Not) dying alone: recommendations from Italian Palliative Care during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matteo Moroni, Luigi Montanari, Ludovica De Panfilis, Loredana Buonaccorso & Silvia Tanzi Italy   During the Coronavirus pandemic, the world of Palliative Care has faced a staggering change in how it communicates with patients, families and even health professionals. The implementation in the daily practice of pre-existing Internet-based devices (1) (together with the development […]

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