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The 5 C's to COVID Care

Updated: Jun 23, 2020

The 5 C’s to COVID Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos but also moments of triumph. Each day it seems we hear new, inspiring stories of individuals who have risen above our current difficulties. The pandemic provided a sudden shift in workflow for me; from regularly seeing patients at bedside to working remotely the majority of the time - with no time to prepare or understand. The weeks seem long and the world seems heavy. Navigating how to "the next right thing" as Anna says from Frozen 2, seems like a daunting task.

We are in this together, even when the world of social distancing doesn’t always make it feel that way.

Virtual platforms have played a role in both connecting us and offering a new way to provide healthcare. As a music therapist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I quickly found myself turning to these virtual platforms to provide care.

I want to share my own experiences through the pandemic with you, in hopes that it will support your current work. The 5 C’s to COVID Care reflect my own personal journey with virtual care. I’ve included some helpful tips and considerations, case examples, and encouragement. Let’s go!