SYNERGY | ENABLE: CHF-PC A PALLIATIVE INTERVENTION FOR HEART FAILURE PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS. Marie Bakitas , DNSc , APRN; Alan Kono , MD; Peter Mason, MD; Deborah Johnson, MHA; Lisa Jackson, BA . BACKGROUND. ENABLE: CHF-PC INTERVENTION DESIGN. KEY INSIGHTS.
A PALLIATIVE INTERVENTION FOR HEART FAILURE PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS
Marie Bakitas, DNSc, APRN; Alan Kono, MD; Peter Mason, MD; Deborah Johnson, MHA; Lisa Jackson, BA
ENABLE: CHF-PC INTERVENTION DESIGN
Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends:
Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers
ENABLE, the proactive, concurrent palliative care intervention for patients with a newly diagnosed advanced cancer, was developed through a series of studies over the past decade. The positive quality of life, mood, and survival outcomes1 led to a professional consensus statement recommending adoption of this concurrent care model nationally.
Based on these positive results, a logical next step was to evaluate the ENABLE model in advanced heart failure patients as they typically lack access to such services until very late in their illness trajectory. Therefore we conducted a literature review, chart audit study of current heart failure patient palliative care consultations,2 and are currently conducting the Dartmouth SYNERGY Center for Clinical and Translational Science-funded pilot study that is depicted and described below.
Session 1 – Week 1
Session 2 – Week 2
Session 3 – Week 3
Session 4 – Week 4
Session 5 – Week 5
Session 6 – Week 6
SYNERGY PILOT STUDY
Fall 2012/Spring 2013
Bakitas M, Doyle Lyons K, Hegel MT, et al. Effects of a Palliative Care Intervention on Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Advanced Cancer: The Project ENABLE II Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association(2009).
Bakitas M, MacMartin M, Trzepkowski K, et al. Palliative Care Consultations for Heart Failure Patients: How Many, When, and Why? Journal of Cardiac Failure (2013). IN PRESS
Thank you to our other research study team members and mentors: Sharona Sachs, MD; Virginia Beggs, MS, APRN; Sherry Duveneck, MS, RN; David Malenka, MD; and Allen Dietrich, MD; the Dartmouth CO-OP Project staff and clinicians; and for funding from Dartmouth SYNERGY.
Single Arm Pilot Study