Palliative Care Journal Club

You are invited to attend the 2021-2022 Palliative Care Journal Club

Presenter: Kathleen Milne, MD CCFP (PC)

Presentation: Early Integrative Palliative Care for Patients with Heart Failure: When is the “Right” Time to Refer to Palliative Care?

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Presented Via Zoom videoconferencing

Please R.S.V.P. to Jenn Verhoeven at

Learning objectives:

  1. To look at current challenges that exist for palliative care and heart failure patients.
  2. To critically appraise the article: Chang, Yuchieh Kathryn, et al. "Referral criteria to palliative care for patients with heart failure: a systematic review." Circulation: Heart Failure 13.9 (2020): e006881.
  3. To explore ways in which we can improve referral and access to palliative care for heart failure patients.

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25% interaction will be included in each session.

Overall Learning Objectives for 2021-2022 Palliative Care Journal Club:

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Review and critically appraise timely journal articles and practice guidelines in palliative medicine.
  • Examine pertinent literature and link it to clinical experience.
  • Evaluate advances in palliative medicine.