Dying alone during the pandemic COVID-19: A reflection on clinical practice
On June 11, the first Webinar of 2020 was organized with Aristo’s collaboration. For an hour and a half, we had the opportunity to discuss the meaning of leaving this world alone in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the session, an approach to this phenomenon was presented based on reflections on clinical practice, with the participation of specialists in nursing, medicine, and anthropology. In this sense, we had the participation of Dr. Josep Porta, Dr. Cristina Monforte, Dr. Andrea Rodríguez, Dr. Natalia Iriarte, Dr. Ana Villaescusa, Dr. Núria Bernaus, Dr. Gala Serrano, and Dr. Albert Balaguer. Throughout the webinar, Dr. Joaquím Juliá accompanied us as organizer and moderator.
Time was divided into two short presentations: Death in a time of pandemic: a review of the literature and Dying alone: an anthropological vision; and a round table. In the last one, the positions were presented from the front line in a general hospital, from the home teams of Palliative Care, from a social health center and from a monographic cancer institute.
The activity was especially aimed at health professionals from Spain and South America. We received more than 700 registrations and the participants came from 8 different countries. They sent us over 90 questions, most of which could be answered live.
We want to thank the people who have taken the time to contact us and send us their opinions. We would also like to remind you that the 8th International Workshop of the WeCare Chair will be held in November. We will publish the information through this channel and our social networks.
We have uploaded the recording of the webinar and it is accessible through this link.
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