CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care Releases Free COVID-19 Resources
March 26, 2020 (SAN DIEGO) – The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care announced this week it is making more than 20 online palliative care courses and resources immediately available at no charge to support healthcare clinicians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These courses deliver critical skills needed now to best care for patients and families affected by this crisis. Topics include clinician communication, advance care planning, palliative care skills for generalists, crisis intervention strategies, self-care, and more.
As infection rates skyrocket, healthcare professionals are struggling under extraordinary circumstances to treat illness, manage symptoms, and ease suffering for patients with serious illness and/or advanced age who are most at risk for severe complications or death from the novel coronavirus.
The many strengths of palliative care – communication, difficult decision making, advance care planning, pain and symptom management, and psychosocial/spiritual support — are needed now more than ever.
The Institute’s free COVID-19 palliative care resources will be available through June 30 to anyone caring for patients and families during this crisis. Courses are self-paced and can be completed anywhere, any time.