Team-based Palliative and End-of-life Care for Heart Failure

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Abstract

  • © 2015 Elsevier Inc. Clinical practice guidelines endorse the use of palliative care in patients with symptomatic heart failure. Palliative care is conceptualized as supportive care afforded to most patients with chronic, life-limiting illness. However, the optimal content and delivery of palliative care interventions remains unknown and its integration into existing heart failure disease management continues to be a challenge. Therefore, this article comments on the current state of multidisciplinary care for such patients, explores evidence supporting a team-based approach to palliative and end-of-life care for patients with heart failure, and identifies high-priority areas for research.
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  • Fendler TJ; Swetz KM; Allen LA
  • Start Page

  • 479
  • End Page

  • 498
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 3