Heart Failure and Palliative Care
A Team ApproachBook - 2016
& Francis Publishing
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.
This guide outlines a team approach to heart failure and palliative care through 10 chapters contributed by palliative care and other specialists from the UK, New Zealand, the US, Australia, and Switzerland. They discuss the need for palliative care in heart failure; the syndrome of advanced heart failure; optimal therapy; prognosis; symptom relief; psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of supportive care; communication; care of the dying patient; and the palliative care needs of young people. This edition adds a section on evidence, a rewritten chapter on services, and a more international author team. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)