Since 2018, Palliative Care, with its inclusion into the NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines for Adults, is important for patients and their families to know that palliative care is integrated into standardised care as set out by the guidelines. You can view it here.
Palliative care is specialised care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care, focused on quality of life, provides relief from the symptoms and stress of heart failure. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care, in all heart failure should be an integral part of the services that are offered by health organisations like the NHS, Hospices and other third-party organisations offering support for those deemed to be palliative.
All people with heart failure should have access to the services of their palliative care team and any support by local hospices. Writing this we remember when one of our patients said to a conference on Palliative Care, “I thought Palliative care and Hospices were just for people with Cancer.” This is definitely not the case.
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So, what’s your “Secret Sauce?” What makes you tick?
At Pumping Marvellous, we know it takes some real inner drive to live well with heart failure. Pumping Marvellous are Secret Sauce catalysts; we draw out people’s inner Secret Sauce, people’s superpowers and enable other people to learn from other people’s experiences.Learn more