2nd Edition

Heart Failure and Palliative Care A Team Approach, Second Edition

Edited By Miriam Johnson, Richard Lehman, Karen J. Hogg Copyright 2015
    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    228 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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


    Miriam Johnson

    "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