[PDF] Heart failure and hospice care: How to make a difference

Source:
British Heart Foundation
Publisher:
Hospice UK;British Heart Foundation
Publication date:
05 April 2017

Abstract

This guide is intended for people providing and commissioning hospice services. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the need for a hospice-enabled approach to heart failure, and to suggest ways to engage with this issue using examples from services which have found creative solutions to move forward and overcome the challenges. The report highlights how people living with advanced heart failure can benefit from personalised palliative care to help manage their symptoms, plan for the future and vastly improve wellbeing in their final months.