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Project – Full Written
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The purpose of this program was to educate providers regarding palliative care for heart failure patients. Palliative care is underutilized in conjunction with usual heart failure management despite proven benefits of decreased symptom burden, reduced hospitalizations, and improved overall quality of life. Provider education has the ability to improve provider knowledge of palliative care for heart failure patients. A brief education session was given to hospital providers in an acute care setting to evaluate the benefits of provider education on palliative care utilization for heart failure patients. Findings included improved provider confidence in referring heart failure patients to palliative care. Future implications for research surrounding palliative care for heart failure patients should include surveying provider barriers to referral to tailor education sessions toward provider needs.
Tilley, Devin, "Improving Utilization of Palliative Care for Heart Failure Patients" (2022). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 45.
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