Heart failure and palliative care

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Abstract

Palliative Care and Hospice Palliative care is care that aims to treat suffering and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families with serious illnesses. It involves an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, and volunteers and is appropriate at any stage of illness (1). Palliative care is a broader approach than hospice care, which typically occurs only for patients with an estimated prognosis of six months or less and for whom efforts at disease-modifying therapy are not being undertaken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeart Failure, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages445-456
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781420077018
ISBN (Print)9781420076998
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Hauser, J. M., & Bonow, R. O. (2012). Heart failure and palliative care. In Heart Failure, Second Edition (pp. 445-456). CRC Press.