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Responding to Palliative Care Training Needs in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: The Context and Process of Developing and Disseminating Training Resources and Guidance for Low- and Middle-Income Countries from Kerala, South India.
Daniel, Sunitha; Venkateswaran, Chitra; Sunder, Poornima; Nair, Shoba; Chittazhathu, Rajashree K; Manuel, Athul Joseph; Raghavan, Biju; Kumar, M M Sunil; Rijju, Vineetha; Vijay, Geetha; Rao, Seema; Prabhu, Anupama V; Parameswaran, Uma; Spruijt, Odette; Rajagopal, M R; Leng, Mhoira.
  • Daniel S; Department of Pain and Palliative Care, General Hospital Ernakulam, Kerala India.
  • Venkateswaran C; Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, University of Hull, Hull, UK.
  • Sunder P; Department of Psychiatry and Palliative Care, Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Tiruvalla.
  • Nair S; Mehac Foundation, Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • Chittazhathu RK; Mehac Foundation, Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • Manuel AJ; Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • Raghavan B; Lancaster University, 13School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK.
  • Kumar MMS; Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • Rijju V; Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine,Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
  • Vijay G; Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Institute of Palliative Care, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
  • Rao S; Department of Pain and Palliative Care, General Hospital Ernakulam, Kerala India.
  • Prabhu AV; Covid19 Tele Health Center, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
  • Parameswaran U; Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
  • Spruijt O; Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine,Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
  • Rajagopal MR; Department of Medical Oncology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • Leng M; Department of Pain and Palliative Care, General Hospital Ernakulam, Kerala India.
Indian J Palliat Care ; 26(Suppl 1): S8-S16, 2020 Jun.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1792231
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1. Palliative Care TREATS COVID-19
Subject
Palliative Care
Predicate
TREATS
Object
COVID-19
2. Palliative Care TREATS COVID-19
Subject
Palliative Care
Predicate
TREATS
Object
COVID-19
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Palliative care has an important role to play in the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It is integrated and is a key component in the governmental and community structures and services in Kerala, in India. Palliative care in the state has grown to be a viable model recognized in global palliative care and public health scene. The community network of palliative care, especially the volunteers linking with clinical teams, is a strong force for advocacy, relief support including provision of emergency medications, and clinical care.

OBJECTIVE:

To develop a palliative care resource tool kit for holistic care of patients affected with COVID-19 and to support the health-care workers looking after them to enable palliative care integration with COVID-I9 management.

METHODS:

The Kerala State government included senior palliative care advisors in the COVID-19 task force and 22 palliative care professionals formed a virtual task force named Palli COVID Kerala as an immediate response to develop recommendations.

Results:

Developed a palliative care in COVID-19 resource toolkit which includes an e-book with palliative care recommendations, online training opportunities, short webinars and voice over power point presentations.

CONCLUSION:

Integrated Palliative care should be an essential part of any response to a humanitarian crisis. The e resource tool kit can be adapted for use in other low- and middle-income countries.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Clinical Practice Guide Language: English Journal: Indian J Palliat Care Year: 2020 Document Type: Article