This guidance is produced during the COVID-19 outbreak in order to support the care in the community of patients and those important to them, at the end of their lives or who are unwell as the result of COVID-19 or other life-limiting illnesses.
This document will be updated and adapted as further contributions are received and in line with changing national guidance. The most current version of the guidance document will be available on the public-facing pages of the RCGP COVID-19 Resource Hub and Association for Palliative Medicine website.
Please check that you are referring to the most current version.
This web page includes:
Breaking bad news
Ceilings of treatment
Evidence-based advice for difficult conversations, by Professor Ruth Parry, Loughborough University
Poster and sketch note
Telephone call checklist