Covid-19: A Swedish care home doctor’s perspective

This post written by a care home doctor who works in a small Swedish town. In other words, he is responsible for the wellbeing of frail elderly people living in care homes. He has treated a lot of patients with covid-19. Since the situation may be different in some other countries, it is useful to know before reading the article that in Sweden, people stay in their own homes until they are very close to the end of their lives. 50% of people who move in to care homes are dead within six months.

The article was published in Svenska Dagbladet, one of the big Swedish daily newspapers, in October 2020. It has been translated for it to reach an international audience. Something the author agreed. The article clearly shows the difference between how the general public, and in particular younger people, think about death, and how doctors think about death.

Source: https://wp.me/pcdgfy-qO

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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