A Framework for Collaboration in Advance Care Planning

The role of Palliative care as an integrated element of cardiology continues to grow, allowing cardiology care teams more opportunities to introduce processes such as advance care planning as part of ongoing treatment. A recent study led by ConcertoCare Medical Director Todd Barrett, MD, examined the unique perspectives of cardiac care team members in palliative care among patients with heart failure. A key finding of the study produced learning that show various levels of comfort in initiating conversations about advance care planning and varying opinions about the role of palliative care as part of the advance care planning process. As a result, adopting a structured framework to guiding advance care planning discussions is proving beneficial in enhancing the delivery of care to patients. Read the full study here