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Practice Covid-19

Covid-19 communication aids

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 10 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2630

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  1. Nathan A Gray, assistant professor1,
  2. Anthony L Back, co-founder VitalTalk,, professor2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to nathan.gray{at}

This extract is from the graphic medicine adaptation of a guide by VitalTalk, which gives training to support conversations around serious illness.

The guide is a starting place for improving conversations with patients and families facing covid-19.

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