PERSPECTIVE PAPERPhysiotherapist Adaptations to Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Hospice and Palliative Care in the COVID-19 Era: A Global Perspective PaperDrouin, Jacqueline S. PT, PhD1; Chigbo, Nnenna Nina PT, MPH2; Newstead, Ann H. PT, DPT, PhD3Author Information 1Lead Physical Therapist, Drouin Consulting Services, LLC, Clarkston, MI 2Assistant Director: Physical Therapy, Exercise Immunology/Palliative Care Unit, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria 3Owner, AHNEW Physical Therapy, Helotes, TX Correspondence: Jacqueline S. Drouin, PT, PhD, Drouin Consulting Services, LLC, Clarkston, MI 48348 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Rehabilitation Oncology: October 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 4 - p 145-152 doi: 10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000231 Buy Metrics Abstract In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, physiotherapists (PTs) across the globe were required to rapidly adapt clinical practice to provide safe and effective care for people with HIV/AIDS and cancer and those in hospice and palliative care. These rapid decisions included developing criteria for in-person versus remote care and developing equitable platforms for telehealth and telerehabilitation. Most decisions were made with limited guidelines or evidence for practice related to the pandemic. The purpose of this perspective was to provide a synopsis of the experiences of 25 PTs from 16 countries regarding their clinical decisions for (1) rapid adaptation of patient care delivery, (2) evaluation criteria to treat in-person or remotely, (3) utilization decisions for telerehabilitation, (4) determinations for future practice and research needs, and (5) promotion of health equity in an environment rapidly transformed by a highly infectious and deadly disease. © 2020 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.