Resources for palliative care in a pandemic

Resources are available to help internists manage palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The COVID-19: An ACP Physician's Guide includes a chapter with resources on communication tips.

ACP's Patient Priorities Care curriculum includes advice and resources for advance care planning and aligning care with patients' goals.

ACP issued a new policy on non-discrimination in the stewardship and allocation of resources during health system catastrophes including COVID-19 on March 26.

The Center to Advance Palliative Care offers a free COVID-19 toolkit, including guides on crisis communication and symptom management.

Respecting Choices provides free scripts for advance care planning discussions around COVID-19.

Vital Talk has developed a playbook of tips for talking about COVID-19. Two experts from this organization recently published an Ideas and Opinions article with tips for clinicians in Annals of Internal Medicine.