Effective heart failure (HF) self-care can improve clinical outcomes but is dependent on patients’ undertaking a number of complex self-care behaviors. Research into the effectiveness of HF management programs demonstrates mixed results. There is a need to improve understanding of patient perspectives’ of self-care need in order to enhance supportive interventions. This paper reports selected findings from a systematic review of qualitative research related to HF self-care need from the patients’ perspective. The focus here is on those facets of patient-healthcare professional relationships perceived by patients to influence HF self-care.
- healthcare professionals
- heart failure
- nursing research
Currie, K., Strachan, P. H., Spaling, M., Harkness, K., Barber, D., & Clark, A. M. (2015). The importance of interactions between patients and healthcare professionals for heart failure self-care: a systematic review of qualitative research into patient perspectives. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515114547648