Authors/Editor: Johnson, Miriam; Hogg, Karen; Beattie, James
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 88
Illustrates the complexity and importance of end of life care for patients with advanced heart failure.
This book outlines the underlying pathophysiology of heart failure, summarises standard pharmacological and device therapy, and sets the context of the challenges resulting from an unpredictable course of disease. In easily digestible summaries, this book presents practical advice about how and when to integrate a palliative care approach alongside standard heart failure management, how to communicate honestly in the face of uncertainty, the rationalisation of medication and device therapies at the end of life, symptom control, care for the dying, and care after death.