This compilation collects the twenty-seven original and lightly edited Briefing Notes prepared for the Global Palliative Care and COVID-19 Series developed between April and September 2020 in response to the emergency of the pandemic and its unprecedented effects on patients and palliative care providers around the world. They are addressed to civil society organizations, UN member states, Secretariat staff at the UN Organizations, policymakers, administrators, service recipients, and health care providers. Each Briefing Note provides a snapshot of globally relevant information and guidance on an issue relating to palliative care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The series was developed jointly by a working group composed by the Executive Directors and Officers of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (Liliana De Lima and Katherine Pettus); the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (Julia Downing); Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies (Joan Marston]; and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (Stephen Connor and Claire Morris).
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