With the corona virus pandemic evolving, and different countries taking different measures to control the virus, many individuals with palliative care needs and palliative care providers have been asking for guidance and support on the implications for palliative care. ICPCN have provided some links on our website to official WHO guidance along with some key resources, however this webinar will give people the opportunity to explore these issues and hear from individuals with palliative care needs and the WHO, amongst others.
Purpose of the webinar
This webinar has been initiated by people with, or affected by, serious conditions, and is aimed at people living with serious illness and their families, as well as healthcare workers worldwide. The purpose of the webinar is to provide the latest information, guidance and experience on coronavirus and people with serious conditions and underlying health issues with a particular focus on palliative care.
Date and time of the webinar
The webinar will be held on Friday 2020 at 14:00 UK local time. It is expected to last up to 1.5 hours.
How to participate?
To participate in the webinar please follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/194141788
You can submit questions during the webinar and also ahead of time, in this open-access Google document. If the questions are not addressed during the webinar, we will seek to ensure answers are added to the document as they become available.
Phone-in options to join the webinar ID 194 141 788 can be found here.
Who is organising the webinar?
The webinar is being organised by the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance and Palliative Care Voices. and is being held in partnership with a variety of organisations including ICPCN.
Who will be speaking on the webinar?
One of the objectives of the webinar is to hear the perspective of people with serious illness and those directly affected by palliative care in the face of coronavirus and so Lucy Watts from Palliative Care Voices will be sharing her experiences and the role of communities and what people need. We will also be hearing from the World Health Organisation on their response, along with a range of palliative care organisations.
Who is the webinar aimed at?
The webinar is aimed at those working in palliative care and with people with serious illness globally, along with those living with serious illness and their families.