Involvement of the practice nurse in supporting older people with heart failure: GP perspectives
Progress in Palliative Care, 05/09/2012
Waterworth S et al. – The views of general practitioners (GPs) are important as they employ practice nurse (PN) in New Zealand (NZ) and are central to the ways in which the PN role can be developed in the future to improve services for older people with heart failure (HF) throughout the disease trajectory. The study indicates that there is significant potential to expand the role of the PN throughout the HF disease trajectory, a development which could address some of the current gaps in palliative and end–of–life care management for these patients.