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Upstreaming Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure
The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Harleah G. Buck, Pennsylvania State University
  • Cheryl Zambroski, University of South Florida
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2012
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.
Citation / Publisher Attribution

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

The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Citation Information
Harleah G. Buck and Cheryl Zambroski. "Upstreaming Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure" The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Vol. 27 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 147 - 153
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/harleah-buck/36/