ACT for COVID Resources

ACT Resources

This is a collection of ACT resources for the COVID era. We hope you find them helpful.

MVP for proactive COVID planning – an overview of MVP and the supporting communication skills: Empower, be Explicit, Empathize  *UPDATED* with new communication recommendations!

ACT “Stool Card” for COVID – pocket-sized printable quick-reference guide for challenging conversations in the COVID era. (Printable and Formatted for smart phones)

Additional Resources

UR Medicine

  • COVID-19 Specific Support Line: 276-3100
  • Moral Distress
    • The Ethics Committee and Department of Psychiatry have collaborated to set up a unified place for staff to find help with moral distress in this difficult time. Please email them at and they will find you the help you need!
  • Emotional Support/Mental Health Resources
    • Employee Assistance Program – 276-9100
    • Behavioral Health Partners – 276-6900

VitalTalk – COVID Ready Communication Playbook

Ariadne Labs – COVID-19 Response Kit

CAPC – COVID-19 Response Resources

Respecting Choices – Proactive Care Planning for COVID-19

Academy for Communication in Health Care – COVID-19 Skills and Discussions

International Association for Communication in Healthcare – Resource list for COIVD-19 communication

AAHPM – AAHPM ED Code Status Conversation Guide

Coalition for Supportive Care for Kidney Patients – COIVD-19 Resources

Check back for new and updated versions as we continue to refine these materials!

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