Background: This article demonstrates the innovative practice of using a card game to teach participants about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and palliative care in Thailand via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aims: To assess the feasibility of using online workshops to conduct sensitive topics of palliative care and death and dying.

Methods: The interactive online workshops were conducted after imposition of the COVID-19 restriction and national lockdown in Thailand between March and September 2020. The sessions were conducted via Zoom meetings and Facebook secret group. Trained facilitators plus one IT team member hosted each workshop. Participants were given an anonymous post-course evaluation with open-ended written feedback form. Content analysed was used.

Results: Eleven sessions were conducted. 103 participants joined the online classes. Participants gave an overwhelmingly positive of the workshops, emphasising on: (i) convenient; (ii) social connectedness during the lockdown; (iii) bichronous element of the activities.


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Phenwan, T., Peerawong, T., Jarusomboon, W., Sittiwantana, E., Satian, C. & Supanitwatthana, S. 2021, 'Using Zoom and Card Game to Conduct Advance Care Planning Classes: An Innovative Practice', Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 0(0), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228211032735

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