Title

Upstreaming Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2012

Keywords

heart failure, nursing, palliative care

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JCN.0b013e318239f629

Abstract

Upstreaming palliative care, practicing and advocating for palliative care earlier in the heart failure (HF) trajectory, is an idea whose time has come. In this article, we explore the meaning of palliative care for HF and then discuss its relationships with both chronic care and end-of-life care. A case study is used to envision the practical implementation of palliative care into existing systems of care. We conclude by discussing the clinician’s role in implementing palliative care earlier for individuals with HF by practice and advocacy.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

No

Citation / Publisher Attribution

The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, v. 27, issue 2, p. 147-153

The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing