“If the first casualty of war is truth, the first casualty of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for patients nearing death is human dignity. Although the pandemic has claimed ∼6800 Canadian lives, ∼60,000 people have died in Canada since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic.”
Authors: Chochinov HM, Bolton J, Sareen J.
Journal: Journal of palliative medicine
Date published: 2020 October 23
Chochinov HM, Bolton J, Sareen J. Death, Dying, and Dignity in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Palliat Med. 2020 Oct;23(10):1294-1295. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0406. Epub 2020 Jul 9.