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Exposing barriers to end-of-life communication in heart failure: an integrative review.

Authors
  • Garland, Ella L
  • Bruce, Anne
  • Stajduhar, Kelli
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing = Journal canadien en soins infirmiers cardio-vasculaires
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
12–18
Identifiers
PMID: 23461239
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The challenge of diagnosing and prognosticating HF, its unpredictable trajectory, HCP inexperience in recognizing nearing EOL and lack of communication skills lead to HCPs avoiding EOL conversations. Four categories of barriers to communication were identified: patient/caregiver, HCP, disease-specific and organizational challenges.

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