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The Role of Palliative Care in Caring for the Families of Patients With COVID-19

Journal title
The American journal of hospice & palliative care
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Bakar, M.; Capano, E.; Patterson, M.; McIntyre, B.; Walsh, C. J.

In palliative care, we strive to provide care to the whole patient. When we think about the whole patient, we include the people who are important in our patients' lives. Our New York City-based palliative care team has found that caring for patients' loved ones has proven to be an even more important aspect of the care we have provided during the COVID epidemic. In this article, we describe the multicomponenet interdisciplinary interventions we have implemented to enhance our ability to create a therapeutic alliance with family members and facilitate the provision of goal concordant care to patients with COVID during this extremely difficult time.

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