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

Timothy J. Fendler, Keith M. Swetz, Larry A. Allen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-498
Number of pages20
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Comprehensive health care
  • Heart failure
  • Hospice care
  • Interdisciplinary communication
  • Palliative care
  • Patient care team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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