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The future as a series of transitions: qualitative study of heart failure patients and their informal caregivers.

Authors
  • Jones, Jacqueline
  • Nowels, Carolyn T
  • Sudore, Rebecca
  • Ahluwalia, Sangeeta
  • Bekelman, David B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
30
Issue
2
Pages
176–182
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-014-3085-5
PMID: 25385209
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Heart failure is a series of transitions according to patients and caregivers. By recognizing and educating patients about transitions, identifying transition-specific concerns, and supporting patients and caregivers through transitions, the process of planning for the future as part of advance care planning may be improved.

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