A call for standardized undergraduate end-of-life care education in the post-COVID era Standardized undergraduate end-of-life care education and COVID
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End-of-life care can effectively reduce psychological stress of near-death patients and smoothen the bereavement of patients’ relatives. However, the delivery of end-of-life care has been severely challenged by the pandemic due to an associated surge in patients. The major challenges include its adaptability to the pandemic and the enduring low level of competency in healthcare professionals. This prompts the question of whether the current end-of-life care education is sufficient for preparing future healthcare professionals in providing such services. This commentary highlights the importance of teaching end-of-life care at undergraduate level and suggests 11 learning points across five themes for consideration.
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