Global: Difficult Coversations Across the Continuum

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Serious illness conversations should begin upstream as a way to increase patients quality of life and assist with the informed decision making process. This session will be a case based approach to preparing for conversations over the continuum of heart failure care. The focus will be integration of providing basic primary palliative care principles. Additionally, the concept of shared decision making and overview of patient decision aids will be provided.


Shelley Thompson, DNP, NP-C
Emily Benton, PhD, NP

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recall definition of primary palliative care  
  • Discuss scenarios in which primary palliative care can be useful for the patient across the continuum of heart failure care

Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN did not receive commercial support from any organizations for this activity.   

Enduring Education Activity
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
1.0 Contact Hours ANCC