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Can we talk? How a shared language of care can promote a palliative approach to heart failure

April 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Event Hosted by: Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association (CPCNA)

Event cost: Free to members, $40 to non-members

How can a patient with advancing heart failure (HF) experience care that alleviates suffering and helps them to live their best life? While some progress has been made to integrate a palliative approach to the care of these patients and their families, challenges exist in bridging the two distinct care cultures of HF and Palliative Care. Essential to this important practice shift is the effective communication between health care providers, patients and their family caregivers. This presentation will explore how the Heart Failure Palliative Approach to Care (HeFPAC) was designed to build capacity for care through a shared language that fosters communication about priority issues that commonly arise in advanced HF.

Presenter Bio:

Patricia Strachan RN MSc PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. She is Chair of the Canadian Association Schools of Nursing Palliative and End-of-Life Care Interest Group and Co-Chair of the Healthcare Communication in Nursing Special Interest Group for the European Association for Communication in Healthcare. A passionate and innovative nurse educator, Patricia draws from the arts and philosophy to engage learners in imagining the possibilities for nursing.

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