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COVID19: Education Resources for Professionals

NHS Education Scotland

Learning materials from NHS Education for Scotland regarding coronavirus are now available here. Other practical and regulatory information for medics is available from the Scotland Deanery.

Communication Guides

There is a growing range of communication guides on the EC4H website. A new video developed with RCPSG which explains use of the RED-MAP guide is now available. . Two additional videos on the theme of talking about dying, based on the RED-MAP approach, have been made by Lara Mitchell, Consultant Geriatrician, NHS GGC. One is for health and care workers and a longer version, including principles of treatment, is for medical and nursing staff.

Caring for people who are dying and those close to them amidst COVID-19 visiting restrictions

This guide from NHS Education Scotland offers some things to consider for health and social care professionals which may help them feel more prepared and confident to do the best they can for everyone involved in difficult situations:

Supporting the spiritual care needs of those who are nearing the end of life

This guide from NHS Education Scotland gives key points for health and social care staff to consider when supporting the spiritual care needs of those who are nearing the end of life during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Videos on Communication

eLearning for Health (England) have worked with Kathryn Mannix to produce new videos to support communication with patients during the pandemic.

NES Support Around Death - COVID-19 Bereavement Resources

Includes a range of resources to help health and social care staff with communication around bereavement, such as a suite of short animations, printable graphics and other guidance.

Learning and Support for Social Care Staff

The Scottish Social Services Council have produced Support with death, dying and bereavement during COVID-19 a collection of web-based guidance and resources, which includes SPPC’s condensed online module.

Free COVID-19 specific Education Resources and Crisis Response Resources (Centre to Advance Palliative Care, USA)

Lots of very practical educational and other resources. (Details of dosage/clinical practice may diverge for Scottish recommendations).

Education materials here:

Crisis Response Resources here:

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