End-of-life care in patients with a highly transmissible respiratory virus: implications for COVID-19 by Miriam Mottiar, Ariel Hendin, Lisa Fischer, Amanda Roze des Ordons, Michael Hartwick. Reviewed by Can J Anaesth on 2020 October.

Symptom management and end-of-life care are core skills for all physicians, although in ordinary times many anesthesiologists have fewer occasions to use these skills. The current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused significant mortality over a short time and has necessitated an increase in the provision of both critical care and palliative care. For anesthesiologists deployed to units caring for patients with COVID-19, this narrative review provides guidance on conducting goals of care discussions, withdrawing life-sustaining measures, and managing distressing symptoms.

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