University HealthCare Alliance

April 28, 2020

Communication in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents clinicians with communication challenges most have never faced before. Things, like conducting goals-of-care conversations over Zoom or walking a family member through a last goodbye over the phone, are happening daily. In this webinar, Anthony Back, MD, will talk about clinical wisdom gained in Seattle and New York City, and the COVID-Ready Communication Playbook now available at Following the presentation, Schwartz Center Chief Medical Officer Beth Lown, MD, will host a brief Q&A.  

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Time:  10-11:00am PST
Presented by:  Anthony Back, MD – Co-founder, VitalTalk; Co-director, University of Washington Center for Excellence in Palliative Care

This webinar is part of a special series hosted by the Schwartz Center to help healthcare workers manage stress – theirs and others – as we face the ever-changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series is made possible by the generous support of the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation.

The Compassion in Action Webinar Series offers healthcare workers, leaders, and others a unique opportunity to learn about topics related to compassionate, collaborative care from leading practitioners and researchers.