“When silence and touch becomes awkward (as with PPE), use of empathetic words become vital.”
Drawing from their experience with managing people with Covid-19, Dr Seema Rao and Dr Krithika S Rao make some important observations in their article titled End-of-life care for Serious COVID-19 Patients:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the need and urged countries to integrate palliative care and symptom control into their pandemic response strategies, while also reiterating that responses that do not include palliaitve care are “medically defecient and ethically indefensible.”
“It is up to us healthcare providers to tread those less trodden paths, and offer optimal compassionate care in these trying times, maintaining dignity of patient, family, and physician alike”.
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