Publication in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
The Heart Valve Disease Council is happy to share the recently published editorial in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: Improving the heart valve disease journey of care: a new action plan for better partnerships with patients, clinicians, and policymakers, authored by Prof Britt Borregaard and Prof Sandra Lauck.
The editorial references Global Heart Hub’s report Heart Valve Disease: Working Together to Create a Better Patient Journey and highlights the opportunities that the momentum creates for all stakeholders to achieve the goals of ensuring seamless, inclusive, timely, and high-quality care to treat HVD. It is also an opportunity to improve partnerships with patients and policymakers, and to advocate for changes in health policy, clinical care, and patient engagement to improve outcomes, experiences, and access to heart valve disease care.
The three calls to action are: raising heart valve disease awareness, promoting access to specialized and excellent care and empowering patients to participate in shared decision-making.
Read the EJCN publication here.
Read the Patient Journey Report here.