Heart Failure and Palliative Care : A Team Approach, Second Edition book cover
2nd Edition

Heart Failure and Palliative Care
A Team Approach, Second Edition

ISBN 9781910227350
Published September 21, 2015 by Routledge
228 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

Full of practical, evidence based advice, ‘Heart Failure and Palliative Care’ encourages a multidisciplinary team based approach. It stimulates joint working between primary care, cardiology and palliative care teams – raising awareness of the problems associated with supportive and palliative care for heart failure patients. The second edition has been significantly revised and updated with brand new chapters and sections on shared decision making, advance care planning, devices, ACP and non-LVSD failure. ‘Heart Failure and Palliative Care’ offers optimum care solutions vital to all palliative care professionals in a wide variety of hospital and community settings.

Table of Contents

The Need for Palliative Care in Heart Failure

The Syndrome of Advanced Heart Failure

Optimal Therapy for Heart Failure

Prognosis in Advanced Heart Failure

Symptom Relief for Advanced Heart Failure

Supportive Care: Psychological, Social and Spiritual Aspects

Communication in Heart Failure

Advance Care Planning, Mental Capacity Act, etc.

Shared Decision Making

Care of the Patients Dying from Heart Failure

Young People

Palliative Care Services for People with Heart Failure

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Miriam Johnson is professor of Palliative Medicine at Hull and an honorary consultant in Palliative Medicine at St. Catherine’s Hospice Scarborough and Acute Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Healthcare Trust. She has strong clinical research bases in oncology and heart failure at Castle Hill Hospital. Additional clinical research partnerships include clinicians in her own clinical base in Scarborough, which includes a current joint project in Parkinsons' Disease.


"This book is a fantastic resource for anyone working with patients with heart failure. It will facilitate the integration of palliative care into heart failure management …"
British Journal of Hospital Medicine


The book includes chapters on the syndrome of advanced heart failure—optimal therapy, prognosis, symptom relief, supportive care, communication, the need for palliative care, and how to improve terminal care.  

Good stuff.

Roger Woodruff, IAHPC Reviews Editor