With COVID-19 still ongoing, and at the forefront of the minds of doctors, patients and members of the public alike, difficult conversations are taking place - GPs are encouraged to talk about death with those who might not be ready to discuss it, and families are losing loved ones without being able to say goodbye. In this episode, we also look at survivor guilt, the range of emotions that grieving encompasses, and how to address the potentially thorny subject of advance care planning with COVID-19 patients.
Katherine Shear, internist and psychiatrist, is Director of The Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. She has been involved in research into treatments for grief for over 20 years.
Scott Murray, a recently retired GP, has key interests in disease trajectory and advance care planning. He led the first Primary Palliative Care Research Group and he chairs the International Primary Palliative Care Network. He advocates high-quality palliative care for everyone.
This week's deep breath out is the Viral Counterpoint of the Coronavirus Spike Protein (2019-nCoV) - https://soundcloud.com/user-275864738/viral-counterpoint-of-the-coronavirus-spike-protein-2019-ncov