Shared Decision-Making and Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure

Heart Failure
Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview

Colleen McIlvennan, an Associate Professor and lead Nurse Practitioner in the Advanced Heart Failure program at the University of Colorado, connects information sharing, shared decision-making, and patient activation as they related to patient engagement.


Learning Objectives

  1. Explain shared decision-making (SDM) and provide examples of its application in the care of patients with heart failure
  2. Discuss how shared decision making may impact adherence to treatment and heart failure readmission
  3. Review best practices to ensure quality of life is embedded in the care and treatment of patients throughout all stages of heart failure


  • Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FHFSA