American Heart Association

Video helps heart failure patients choose end-of-life care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A picture may be worth even more than a thousand words.

People with advanced heart failure who watched a short video depicting different levels of end-of-life care were more likely to choose comfort care over invasive care that could prolong their lives, according to new research […]

Doctors reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients

Healthcare providers hesitated to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients and their families because they felt uncomfortable mentioning the topic or felt patients weren’t ready to talk about it, according to a new study presented at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers surveyed 50 […]

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