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African American Heart Failure Patients’ Perspective on Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting
Background: Heart failure (HF) is a progressive, incurable, complex disease that limits both the physical and psychosocial qualities of life (Francis, Sonnenblick, Wilson Tang, & Poole-Wilson, 2008; Goldstein & Lynn, 2006). ...
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 ...
Palliative Care with Heart Failure Management: Identification of Barriers
Problem: Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of death in the United States and unfortunately there is no cure for the disease. A mainstay of therapy focuses on symptom management and quality of life, which involves ...
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 ...