A Virtual Children's Hospice in Response to COVID-19: The Scottish Experience

Title

A Virtual Children's Hospice in Response to COVID-19: The Scottish Experience

Creator

Ellis K; Lindley L C

Publisher

Journal of Pain & Symptom Management

Date

2020

Subject

Child; Coronavirus Infections – Therapy; Disease Outbreaks; Hospice Care – Methods; Hospices; Pneumonia; Scales; Scotland; Telemedicine – Methods; Viral – Therapy

Description

This case report describes a pediatric hospice provider in Scotland and their experience implementing a telehospice program in response to COVID-19. Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is the only provider of pediatric hospice care in the entire of Scotland, and we describe their experience offering pediatric telehospice. CHAS had strategically planned to implement a telehospice program, but COVID-19 accelerated the process. The organization evaluated its pediatric clinical and wrap-around hospice services and rapidly migrated them to a virtual environment. They creatively added new services to meet the unique needs of the entire family, who were caring for a child at end of life during COVID-19. CHAS's experience highlights the planning and implementing processes of telehospice with key lessons learned, while acknowledging the challenges inherent in using technology to deliver hospice care.

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Citation List Month

October 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Ellis K; Lindley L C, “A Virtual Children's Hospice in Response to COVID-19: The Scottish Experience,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed November 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17222.

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