Heart Failure and Palliative Care Action Research Project
The need for palliative care for people with heart failure is well recognised, and indeed has been strengthened in the 67th World health assembly resolution (2014). However there is a dearth of practical examples as to how heart failure and palliative care teams can integrate this approach in their practice and work together so that people with heart failure have their palliative care needs identified and responded to throughout their disease trajectory. This report on the Action Research Project, which focused on collaboration mainly between the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Francis Hospice, provides helpful signposts to health care professionals to support such integration.
View the summary report here