End-of-Life Care Disrupted in COVID-19 Crisis

June 1, 2020

(Medscape) – Disruptions to end-of-life care have become all too common during COVID-19, with some patients even being separated from loved ones at the time of their death. “We’ve had patients pass away in the hospital, not from COVID, and the bereavement and the inability to have closure at the end of life is really difficult,” said Joshua Uy, MD, a geriatrician at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. “People feel guilty that they couldn’t be with their loved ones or are just angry that this pandemic has separated them from their loved ones at the end of life,” he told Medscape Medical News.