Top Communication and Symptom Management Tools

(for the non-palliative care specialist)


Health care staff across the nation are encouraged to use these “Top 6” resources developed by experts in communication and symptom management. COVID-19 has brought on a rapid onset of very seriously ill patients in a short period of time. Non-palliative care clinicians may be in new roles and may not feel prepared to face difficult conversations about suffering, prognosis and death.

· These resources are specific to COVID-19 response and targeted to non-hospice and palliative care specialists.
· These resources cover advance COVID-19 planning, symptom management, communication in difficult situations and providing emotional support.