Coronavirus and the palliative care response

In unprecedented times, the EAPC knows that many of our members, supporters and colleagues are providing care in challenging circumstances.

We would like to help in any way we can and have set up this web page for our members to source and share important information and updates on caring for people with COVID-19. Please let us know if new or updated resources become available.

Latest news and first hand information will continue to be shared on our EAPC TwitterFacebook and the EAPC blog. On the EAPC blog we have created a coronavirus category with a small but growing collection of first hand stories, Coronavirus and palliative care

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Important sources of information

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


European Commission


European Society for Medical Oncology

ESMO have developed structured simple care pathways to assist clinicians dealing with the palliation of patients with COVID-19 view here

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)

The IAHPC has compiled this list of resources relevant to palliative care and COVID-19 published by academia, civil society organizations, member states and special agencies of the United Nations, with links to all of the websites and documents listed. view here 

Scientific Journal Publisher Collections 

Liebert Portfolio (publisher of Journal of Palliative Medicine) have provded a direct link to access all coronavirus-related research within the Liebert portfolio for EAPC members view here 

SAGE (publisher of Palliative Medicine) have created a microsite with free-to-read medical research from SAGE related to the virus as well as social and behavioral research to help decision-makers deal with the outbreak and its impact: view here

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has provided a collection of free papers regarding COVID epidemic view here 

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has produced a COVID-19 collection, including Q&A’s view here 

The British Medical Journal has a page covering of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ‘s journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available. view here 

Recent content from BMC and SpringerOpen journals relevant to coronavirus research, as well as additional commentary on this topic, has been shared by the publisher at view here  

The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre bringing together content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All COVID-19 content is free to access. view here 

Wolters Kluwer have made their UpToDate resources on Clinical Effectiveness COVID-19 Resources free to access view here