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Virtual care offers tangible benefits near end of life

Out of the challenging conditions COVID-19 has posed to healthcare providers and patients, solutions have arisen that could reshape the nation’s healthcare system into a more flexible, inclusive model — if they are permitted to be fully explored and implemented. Chief among these is telehealth. Once dedicated mainly to extenuating circumstances or remote, underserved locations,…

Setting minds and hearts at ease: a clinician’s guide to end-of-life-care conversations

Having honest conversations with long-term care residents about their end-of-life wishes should always be a priority for primary care physicians, specialists and facility clinicians. The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the timeliness and value of these crucial discussions.   Around the world, heartbreaking news stories describe nursing home, assisted living and long-term care residents who are dying…

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