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Br J Community Nurs. 2009 Feb;14(2):54-9.

Chronic heart failure: promoting quality of life.

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  • 1King's College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, London, UK. alison.while@kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

There are growing numbers of people with heart failure, which is disabling for the individuals and costly for the health services. Heart failure is often associated with anxiety and depression. Nurses can improve patients' well-being by promoting regular exercise and self-care. Palliative care, which includes specialist heart failure services improves end-of-life experiences. This article reports the findings of a literature review derived from a search of 5 electronic databases to identify studies relating to the promotion of quality of life in chronic heart failure.

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