Brief description Chronic heart failure is increasing in prevalence and is primarily a condition of ageing. Although chronic heart failure has worse outcomes than many cancers, patients are often denied the benefits of palliative care with its emphasis on symptom management, spirituality, emotional health and focus on family issues. This project seeks to assess the state of knowledge in Australia related to palliative care in chronic heart failure. Guidelines and care maps appropriate to Australian conditions will be developed and their usefulness assessed in improving care of patients and their families.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/02 → 31/12/05|