Hannah I Lipman

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In order to help older adults with cardiovascular disease navigate complex decisions, clinicians must know tenets of medical ethics and have good communication skills. The elements of decision making capacity and informed consent are reviewed, using relevant clinical examples to illustrate the basic concepts. The shared decision making model, by which(More)
We report the challenges of the Working to Improve Discussions About Defibrillator Management trial, our novel, multicenter trial aimed at improving communication between cardiology clinicians and their patients with advanced heart failure (HF) who have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The study objectives are (1) to increase ICD deactivation(More)
The prevalence of heart failure (HF) is increasing and morbidity and mortality remain high. There is a clear need for palliative care for the growing population of chronically ill patients with HF. Because HF-specific therapy modifies disease and palliates symptoms, recommended treatments for chronic and acute decompensated HF are reviewed. This article(More)