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

Academic Article

Abstract

  • 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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    Author List

  • Fendler TJ; Swetz KM; Allen LA
  • Start Page

  • 479
  • End Page

  • 498
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 3