Telehealth in Palliative Care: Communication Strategies From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Palliative care was once believed to be too high-touch to be delivered via telehealth. However, numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effects of palliative care delivered through telehealth. Because the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly shifted how health care is delivered to patients with cancer, particularly because of their immunocompromised status and the risks associated with unnecessary exposures in the clinic, previous lessons from palliative care research studies can be used to inform practice. This article presents a case study that illustrates evidence and best practices for continuing to deliver palliative care via telehealth after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
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    Author List

  • Stockdill ML; Barnett MD; Taylor R; Dionne-Odom JN; Bakitas M
  • Start Page

  • 17
  • End Page

  • 22
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 1