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Heart failure and the need for high quality end of life care

Price, A and Jones, ID 2013, 'Heart failure and the need for high quality end of life care' , British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 8 (7) , pp. 332-337.

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Abstract

This paper provides the reader with an overview of the disease trajectory associated with heart failure, exploring the need for adequate end-of-life care provision in this patient group. Barriers to providing successful end-of-life care are discussed. These include difficulties in handling patient denial, discussions about poor prognosis and dealing with patients’ emotional involvement. Staff education is needed as cardiac staff often lack the communication skills necessary to handle these issues. Recommendations are made that will aid the removal of these barriers and ultimately improve end of life care provision for this group.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allan Group
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1749-6403
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Ian Jones
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 13:32
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 13:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35690

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