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Implementing Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure in a Primary Care Setting
Presentation Purpose: The purpose of this project was to identify adult heart failure patients with unmet palliative care needs in the primary care setting. The goal was to focus on implementing a palliative care assessment ...
Advance Directives: Missed Opportunities for Inpatient Conversations
Advance directives are an under-utilized and under-discussed tool to guide practitioners in caring for patients who are unable to advocate for themselves. Advance directives are traditionally established during a patient ...
Development and Evaluation of a Community-Based Educational Program on Palliative Care Services
Palliative care can be an important addition to the interprofessional team for patients who need assistance with symptom management and advanced care planning. Research has shown that palliative care referrals increase ...
Implementing Palliative Care Guidelines in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Each year many families are affected by the loss of a child. Some families may be aware that their baby’s life will be short-lived and yet other families are left to deal with difficult decisions immediately after their ...
Implementation of a Risk Stratification Tool for Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients to Improve Utilization of Palliative Care Consultations
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the incidence of palliative care consultations for hospitalized heart failure patients through implementation of a validated risk stratification tool.|Background: Heart ...