Week in Review: March 30 – April 3

Stay connected with fellow Academy members using AAHPM Connect. Members have been utilizing the online platform to post comments, share resources and stay connected with others dealing with the coronavirus. Information from recent and upcoming community calls are posted on the Hospice Medicine Council, Academic Palliative Medicine Council, and various SIG and Forum pages.

Review resources to support your practice on AAHPM’s COVID-19 webpage. Also, submit an article to the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, which is fast tracking those that describe palliative care in COVID-19 preparation and response, with an emphasis on lessons, insights, or recommendations that would be of immediate value to the field.

AAHPM CMO Joe Rotella moderated a town hall discussion hosted by the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care. Leaders of CAPC, NHPCO, HPNA and SWHPN discussed the current and future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospice and palliative care providers and answered questions submitted by providers in the field. Access a recording.

AAHPM joined Council of Medical Specialty Societies partners in issuing a statement on personal protective equipment that urged action to ensure safer working conditions for healthcare professionals on the frontlines of patient care. CMSS also echoed the American Medical Association statement that “no employer should restrict physicians’ freedom to advocate for the best interest of their patients.”

Joe Rotella was quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s recent article, Coronavirus Crisis Drives Demand for Palliative Care.

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