CHF, Declining Function, No Advance Directive….what to do?

Categories: Education.

MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is offering a Interprofessional Series Webinar  to help providers with this challenging situation: A 71-year-old man with Class IV CHF, declining function, and no documented goals or advance directives.

This live program is offered on Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET.

Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

The purpose of this webinar is to expand knowledge of the palliative management of advanced congestive heart failure.


  1. Implement strategies for management of common symptoms in congestive heart failure
  2. Develop approach to discussing advance directives and goals of care in heart disease
  3. Identify indicators of end stage heart disease and supportive resources for patients and families

Why Do I Need to Know This?
To enhance the quality of care provided to patients with advanced disease by addressing all domains of palliative care.

Target Audience:
Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, social workers, and healthcare coaches.

One continuing education credit is available.

Visit the MJHS website for more details and to register online.

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