Barriers to goals of care discussions with hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure: feasibility and performance of a novel questionnaire

@inproceedings{Aleksova2016BarriersTG,
  title={Barriers to goals of care discussions with hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure: feasibility and performance of a novel questionnaire},
  author={Natasha Aleksova and Catherine Demers and Patricia Strachan and Jane MacIver and James Downar and Robert Andrew Fowler and Daren Keith Heyland and Heather J. Ross and John J. You},
  booktitle={ESC heart failure},
  year={2016}
}
AIMS Good end-of-life communication and decision-making are important to patients with advanced heart failure (HF) and their families, but their needs remain unmet. In this pilot study, we describe the feasibility and performance of a novel questionnaire aimed at identifying barriers and solutions to improve communication and decision-making about goals of care for hospitalized patients with advanced HF. METHODS We distributed questionnaires to staff cardiologists, cardiology trainees, and… CONTINUE READING

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