Chapter 12. End-Stage Heart Failure

  1. Christopher Nicholson BA (Hons), MSc (Clinical Nursing), RGN

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch12

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

How to Cite

Nicholson, C. (2007) End-Stage Heart Failure, in Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch12

Author Information

  1. Cardiac Nurse Specialist—Heart Failure, Central Lancashire PCT

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057605

Online ISBN: 9780470988107

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Keywords:

  • heart failure;
  • health care services;
  • multi-disciplinary team;
  • patient's life;
  • uncontrolled symptoms

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Defining ‘End-Stage’ Heart Failure

  • The Dying Heart

  • Symptoms

  • Resuscitation Issues

  • Psychological and Spiritual Dimension

  • Family and Carers

  • Specialist Palliative Care

  • Service Issues