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COVID-19

Resources

The team at Canadian Virtual Hospice has gathered links on COVID-19 that may be useful to people working in healthcare and to members of the public who are living with an advanced illness or who are caring for someone with an advanced illness. These resources are not a substitute for medical advice. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Suggest a resource

For healthcare providers

Symptom management and planning

Continuous Palliative Sedation Therapy (CPST) Protocol for COVID-19 Pandemic

Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University

Managing Expected Death in the Home During COVID-19

Ontario Palliative Care Network

Pediatrics and children

Pediatric COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK)

Communication

COVID-19 Ready Communication Skills: A Playbook of VitalTalk Tips

Adapted for Alberta Health Services from VitalTalk

COMMUNICATION: COVID EMERGENCY

Alberta Health Services

A Conversation Tool for Clinicians: Adaptation for COVID-19

BC Cancer adapted from Adriadne Labs and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Reference Guide for Clinicians: COVID-19 Adaptation

Serious Ilness Care Program Resource (BC Cancer)

Social work

Working with families facing undesired outcomes during the COVID-19 crisis

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)

Resources for hospice and palliative care social work professionals

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)

Spiritual Care/Chaplains

Self care

Journal articles

Palliative care and COVID-19 (March, 2020)

Glasgow University - End of Life Studies Group

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Collection

New England Journal of Medicine

Webinars and podcasts

Palliative practice and COVID-19: Life and work in the time of COVID-19 (May 4, 2020: Webinar)

Canadian Virtual Hospice and Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians

Life and work in the time of COVID-19: The conversation continues (June, 2020)

Canadian Virtual Hospice and Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians

Archived Webinar Recordings: COVID-19 Updates

Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

COVID-19 Series (Recorded webinars)

Royal Society of Medicine

Resource pages

CPVID-19 Information

Canadian Medical Association

COVID-19 Toolkit

North Simco Muskoka Hospice Pallaitive Care Network

CAPC COVID-19 response resources

Center to Advance Palliative Care (USA)

COVID-19 Resources

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA)

Palliative Care and COVID-19

PalliAGED Palliative Care Aged Care Evidence (AUS)

Free online learning

Crisis Response Virtual Training

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Supporting children and teens

COVid-19

Children and Youth Grief Network

COVID-19 Tip Sheet

Lighthouse: Peer Support for Grieving Children, Youth and their Families

COVID-19 Virtual Support

Lighthouse: Peer Support for Grieving Children, Youth and their Families

Children & Teenager's BIG FEELINGS: GRIEF

Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program

The Feelings Lab

Mackenzie Garrett

Coronavirus: A book for children

E. Jenner, K. Wilson & N. Roberts

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic

Centre for Loss & Life Transition

Indigenous people

COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals

First Nations Health Authority

Coming full circle: Planning for your care (Advance care planning)

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Indigenous Health Today

First Nations Health Managers Association

Info Point (COVID-19 Resources)

First Nations Health Managers Association

Respiratory Health Tips with Dr. Horn

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

COVID-19 Urban First Nation Info & Resources

Urban First Nation Citizens (MB)

Morning Star Lodge YouTube Videos

Morning Star Lodge

19 Things to do at Home - Adult

Morning Star Lodge

COVID-19 Infographics

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami National Organization

COVID-19 Printable Information Sheets

First Peoples Wellness Circle

Testing for COVID-19 in First Nations communities in Manitoba (April 27, 2020)

Dr. Marcia Anderson: First Nations Public Health MD (Manitoba)

The importance of First Nations specific COVID data (April 3, 2020)

Dr. Marcia Anderson: First Nations Public Health MD (Manitoba)

Tips on shopping safely (April 3, 2020)

Dr. Marcia Anderson: First Nations Public Health MD (Manitoba)

Answering kids questions about COVID (April 4, 2020)

Dr. Marcia Anderson: First Nations Public Health MD (Manitoba)

People experiencing homelessness

Grief and loss

GRIEF: THE NEW NORMAL

Champlaincy Innovation Lab

When someone dies from coronavirus: a guide for family and carers

Beyond Words: Empowering People Through Pictures

Grieving during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whatcom County Health Department

That discomfort you're feeling is grief

Harvard Business Review

Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning

Center for Loss & Life Transition: Alan Wolfelt

Funerals

Funerals in the Time of Coronavirus: Thoughts for Families

Center for Loss & Life Transition: Alan Wolfelt

Death, Grief and Funerals in the COVID Age

The Virtual Funeral Collective

Webinars/podcasts/ted talks/videos

ADEC in Conversation: Coronavirus 2019

Association for Death Education and Counseling (USA)

A Pandemic of Loss: Coronavirus and Grief

Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program

Grief and Loss Considerations during a pandemic

Grief Support Program, Alberta Health Services

Grieving the people we've loved and lost

Ted Talk: Dr. Kim Bateman

How do you help a grieving friend

Megan Devine and Refuge in Grief

For healthcare providers

Palliative Spiritual Care & COVID-19 (for spiritual care providers)

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE): The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education

Online events

Supporting the Covid Bereaved

Grief Corps: Free 6 week online support group

Disclaimer: The links on this page are to selected medical and palliative care information, resources and services that focus on Covid-19 and that CVH believes could be helpful. CVH is not responsible for the content of any information, resources and services. Links are provided as a community resource, and are not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. None of this information or materials is intended to advocate for any course of treatment, medication, treatment protocol, equipment, or the use of any decision making process for the purpose of triaging patients.