Special Article: COVID-19Recommendations to Leverage the Palliative Nursing Role During COVID-19 and Future Public Health CrisesRosa, William E. PhD, MBE, ACHPN, FAANP, FAAN; Gray, Tamryn F. PhD, RN; Chow, Kimberly RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN; Davidson, Patricia M. PhD, RN, FAAN; Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas PhD, MSN, MA, ACHPN, FPCN; Karanja, Viola BSN, RN; Khanyola, Judy MSc, RCHN; Kpoeh, Julius D. N. ASN, RN; Lusaka, Joseph BSc HM, DCM, PA; Matula, Samuel T. PhD, RN, PCNS-BC; Mazanec, Polly PhD, AOCN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN; Moreland, Patricia J. PhD, CPNP, FAAN; Pandey, Shila MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN; de Campos, Amisha Parekh PhD, MPH, CHPN; Meghani, Salimah H. PhD, MBE, RN, FAANAuthor Information William E. Rosa, PhD, MBE, ACHPN, FAANP, FAAN, is Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Tamryn F. Gray, PhD, RN, is research fellow, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Kimberly Chow, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, is nurse practitioner, Supportive Care Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean and professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland. J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, MSN, MA, ACHPN, FPCN, is assistant professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing; and codirector, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Services, UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. Viola Karanja, BSN, RN, is deputy executive director, Partners in Health Liberia, Harper. Judy Khanyola, MSc, RCHN, is Chair, Nursing and Midwifery, University of Global Health Equity, Butaro, Rwanda. Julius D. N. Kpoeh, ASN, RN, is senior clinical mentor, Partners in Health Liberia, Harper. Joseph Lusaka, BSc HM, DCM, PA, is clinical manager, Pleebo Health Centre, Liberia. Samuel T. Matula, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, is lecturer, University of Botswana, Gaborone. Polly Mazanec, PhD, AOCN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, is research associate professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Patricia J. Moreland, PhD, CPNP, FAAN, is assistant clinical professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Shila Pandey, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, is nurse practitioner, Supportive Care Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Amisha Parekh de Campos, PhD, MPH, CHPN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Connecticut, Storrs; quality and education coordinator, Hospice Program, Middlesex Health, Connecticut. Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, is professor and term chair of Palliative Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Address correspondence to William E. Rosa, PhD, MBE, ACHPN, FAANP, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 418 Curie Blvd, Claire Fagin Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104 ([email protected]). The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing: August 2020 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 260-269 doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000665 Buy Metrics Abstract With the daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and associated deaths rising exponentially, social fabrics on a global scale are being worn by panic, uncertainty, fear, and other consequences of the health care crisis. Comprising more than half of the global health care workforce and the highest proportion of direct patient care time than any other health professional, nurses are at the forefront of this crisis. Throughout the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, palliative nurses will increasingly exercise their expertise in symptom management, ethics, communication, and end-of-life care, among other crucial skills. The literature addressing the palliative care response to COVID-19 has surged, and yet, there is a critical gap regarding the unique contributions of palliative nurses and their essential role in mitigating the sequelae of this crisis. Thus, the primary aim herein is to provide recommendations for palliative nurses and other health care stakeholders to ensure their optimal value is realized and to promote their well-being and resilience during COVID-19 and, by extension, in anticipation of future public health crises. Copyright © 2020 by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. All rights reserved.