Case Study from The handbook

Palliative advanced home care and heart failure care, Skellefteå Hospital

5 September, 2018

Palliative advanced home caRE and heart FailurE caRe (PREFER) is a palliative care model developed in Sweden, in the Skellefteå Hospital catchment area.

The model involves a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals who collaborate for provision of patient-centred care. The model has been shown to improve health-related quality of life, nausea, total symptom burden, self-efficacy and functional class of heart failure.

Links, references, and key reading

Brännström M and Boman K. 2014. Effects of person-centred and integrated chronic heart failure and palliative home care. PREFER: a randomized controlled study. Eur J Heart Fail 16(10): 1142-51

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