Palliative Care COVID-19 resources


A Canadian COVID-19 Palliative Registry has been created by Canadian researchers.
CSPCP members and other health care professionals are encouraged to submit cases to this Registry, which is housed on the Canadian Virtual Hospice Web site:


Below is a concise selection of information from credible sources, regarding palliative care during a pandemic. Items will be added from time to time.

Please note that provincial/territorial, regional, local and institutional authorities are guiding clinical work and recommendations change frequently. Their regulations and recommendations supersede anything that the CSPCP or others might suggest.

Symptom management for adult patients with COVID-19 receiving end-of-life supportive care outside of the ICU

Toolkit from the Centre to Advance Palliative Care

End-of-life care in the Emergency Department for the patient imminently dying of a highly transmissible acute respiratory infection (such as COVID-19)

COVID-ready communication skills

Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives

CSPCP Statement on Continuous Palliative Sedation Therapy with examples

For sharing with families: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home – Advice for caregivers

Looking for a longer list? We suggest the new resource page from Canadian virtual hospice:

NEW May 25 – Example of a format to consider if you are planning to develop a resource for palliative care in long-term care: Read more

We also recommend upcoming and/or recorded webinars from Pallium Canada. CSPCP is co-hosting the summer webinar series, helping with topics and panelists!

Questions and Answers

Answers to frequently asked questions from CSPCP members.


Q and A for Members Updated July 22

Your questions, comments and suggestions are welcome.
Send to: Kim Taylor

Wellness Resources

The CSPCP Wellness Committee invites you to consider these wellness or self-care activities. Please try them and see which ones work for you. We are in this together!

NEW! The CMA has launched the “Wellness Connection”, which is free and available to ALL physicians and trainees. You do not have to be a CMA member to use these services. It includes: