Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Captain Custard 22 April, 2020

Please find below a collection of resources relating to providing palliative care to those with COVID-19.

This collection will be updated regularly, so please do check back soon for more.

Community palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care guide

NICE guideline on managing symptoms, inc. end of life

e-Learning on changes to death certification during COVID-19

PULSE article on end-of-life care during COVID-19

Red Whale summary of death certification changes

RCGP COVID-19 Resource Hub

Guidance on DNACPR and verification of death

Community palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care guide

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) & Association for Palliative Medicine
Cost: Free
Type: Text

RCGP has a written guide for general practice teams on how to provide end-of-life care to a dying patient whom has COVID-19.

To access, click here.

NICE guideline on managing symptoms, inc. end of life

Provided by: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

NICE has produced this written guideline on how to manage symptoms, including end of life, in the community.

To access, click here.

e-Learning on changes to death certification during COVID-19

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning

This ten-minute module covers changes to death certification during the COVID-19 outbreak, since the process has changed in order to make it more manageable.

To access, click here.

PULSE article on end-of-life care during COVID-19

Provided by: PULSE
Cost: Free for GMC-registered GPs
Type: Text

This article includes advice from Professor Mayur Lakhani, a former Royal College of General Practitioners president and former chair of the National Council for Palliative Care, on providing end-of-life care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To access, click here.

Red Whale summary of death certification changes

Provided by: Red Whale
Cost: Free
Type: Text

This is a concise summary of the changes made to the law on death certifications, as enshrined in the Coronavirus Act 2020.

To access, click here.

RCGP COVID-19 Resource Hub

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

RCGP has a mix of audiovisual resources related to palliative available.

To access, click here.

Guidance on DNACPR and verification of death

Provided by: Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

This resource provides written guidance on DNACPR and the verification of death, in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

To access, click here.

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