Stamp, K. D, Prasun, M., Lee, C., Jaarsma, T., Piano, M. R & Albert, N. (2018). Nursing research in heart failure care: a position statement of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). Heart and Lung: the journal of acute and critical care,47(2), N. Redeker. 169-175. United States of America: Elsevier - Mosby. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.01.003
Heart Failure (HF) is a public health problem globally affecting approximately 6 million in the United States.
A tailored position statement was developed by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) and their Research Consortium to assist researchers, funding institutions and policymakers with improving HF clinical advancements and outcomes.
A comprehensive review was conducted using multiple search terms in various combinations to describe gaps in HF nursing science. Based on gaps described in the literature, the AAHFN made recommendations for future areas of research in HF.
Nursing has made positive contributions through disease management interventions, however, quality, rigorous research is needed to improve the lives of patients and families while advancing nursing science.
Advancing HF science is critical to managing and improving patient outcomes while promoting the nursing profession. Based on this review, the AAHFN is putting forth a call to action for research designs that promote validity, sustainability, and funding of future nursing research.
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