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Palliative care-end of life



Prof. Donna Fitzsimons

Professor Donna Fitzsimons is Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery in Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has previously been Chair of the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professionals (CCNAP), an ESC Board Member with responsibility for leading on Patient Involvement activities, and an elected Councillor on the ESC Board 2016-2018. She is committed to improving the quality of patient experience and care through education and research. Her research interests in cardiology include prevention, patient engagement and palliative and supportive care.

Summary: Watch Professor Donna Fitzsimons discussing palliative care in cardiology and in particular, the importance of good communication and the integration of more effective palliative approaches.