Addressing the Range of Patient Beliefs About COVID-19

In this Pallimed post, Dr. Lyle Fetig, a palliative care physician and medical school professor, explores the range of patient beliefs about COVID-19 while recognizing the helplessness we may feel as healthcare professionals. Dr. Fetig recommends exploring how patients talk about coronavirus and pandemic restrictions with others around them, acknowledge the personal impact of public health guidance on them thus far, and to manage our expectation that patients will change their mind instantly when we provide direction.

Link: Pallimed (11/2020)