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Palliative care and Heart Failure

Apr 20, 2016

Those of you who care for loved ones or patients with chronic health needs will realise how, over time, those needs change with a huge impact on all those involved.As the ability to live independently declines and reliance on others for help with day-to-day needs increases, the negative effects on both physical and emotional well-being can be immense.Palliative care, which has until recently been largely in the preserve of cancer management,has a role to play in many of these chronic health conditions and has been very valuable for my heart failure patients.

Not only does this specialist input help with symptom management, but their experience on end-of-life discussions and their access to community support can make all the difference to both patient and care-giver.As doctors we can always do something but that intervention is not always in the best interest of the patient - combining conventional treatment options and palliative care techniques seems like the best approach in this very difficult area.

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