Feature ArticlesOn Board Interdisciplinary Team Member Perspectives of How Patients With Heart Failure and Their Families Navigate Hospice CareRussell, David PhD; Luth, Elizabeth A. PhD; Baik, Dawon PhD, RN; Jordan, Lizeyka MPH; Creber, Ruth Masterson PhD, MSc, RNAuthor Information David Russell, PhD, is assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC and Research Scientist at the Center for Home Care Policy & Research, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York. Elizabeth A. Luth, PhD, is postdoctoral associate at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, New York, New York. Dawon Baik, PhD, RN, is assistant professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Lizeyka Jordan, MPH, is statistical analyst at the Center for Home Care Policy & Research, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York. Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, RN, is assistant professor at the Division of Health Informatics, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York. Address correspondence to David Russell, Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University, ASU Box 32115, Boone, NC 28608-2115 (email@example.com). This research was supported by a grant from the Eugenie and Joseph Doyle Research Partnership Fund. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing: October 2020 - Volume 22 - Issue 5 - p 351-358 doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000673 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract Hospice agencies serve an expanding population of patients with varying disease conditions and sociodemographic characteristics. Patients with heart failure represent a growing share of hospice deaths in the United States. However, limited research has explored the perspectives of hospice interdisciplinary team members regarding how patients with heart failure and their families navigate hospice care. We sought to address this research gap by conducting qualitative interviews with hospice interdisciplinary team members at a large, not-for-profit hospice agency in New York City (N = 32). Five overarching themes from these interviews were identified regarding components that members of the hospice interdisciplinary team perceived as helping patients with heart failure and their families navigate hospice care. These themes included (1) “looking out: caregiving support in hospice care,” (2) “what it really means: patient knowledge and understanding of hospice,” (3) “on board: acceptance of death and alignment with hospice goals,” (4) “on the same page: communication with the hospice team,” and (5) “like a good student: symptom management and risk reduction practices.” Interdisciplinary team members delineated several components that influence how patients with heart failure and their families navigate hospice services and communicate with care providers. Hospice agencies should consider policies for augmenting services among patients with heart failure to improve their understanding of hospice, supplement available caregiving supports for patients without them, and remove communication barriers. Copyright © 2020 by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. All rights reserved.