HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Needs of people dying of heart failure not being met

The needs of people dying of heart failure are not being met, finds a study in this week's BMJ.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh compared the experiences of 20 people with lung cancer with those of 20 people with advanced heart failure, using interviews every three months for up to one year with patients, their carers, and key professional carers.

They found that patients with lung cancer had access to good quality written information and most understood their illness and its causes. In contrast, patients with heart failure rarely recalled being given any written information, had a poor understanding of their condition, and had less opportunity to address end of life issues.

More health and social services, including financial benefits were available to those with lung cancer, although they were not always used effectively. Cardiac patients received less health, social, and palliative care, and care was often poorly coordinated.

Many patients with end stage chronic illnesses do not receive appropriate services because their multi-dimensional needs are not understood, and their prognosis is uncertain, say the authors. They argue that all patients with advanced serious illness should be afforded the same priority for palliative care as patients with cancer. Care should be prioritised according to the degree of need the patient has, not simply according to the diagnosis.

Care for patients with advanced heart failure should be proactive and designed to meet their specific needs, they conclude.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bma.org.uk
44-207-383-6254
BMJ-British Medical Journal
24-Oct-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Safe Water, Medicines, Insecticides Greatest Needs After Mitch
2. Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk
3. Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
4. Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different
5. UCLA study shows that people drink less alcohol as they age
6. Flu vaccination benefits people of any age with high-risk medical conditions
7. Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find
8. Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
9. Promise of bladder pacemaker for people with spinal cord injury
10. Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy
11. How the stories of ordinary people could give them more say over planning decisions

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Needs people dying heart failure not being met

(Date:3/31/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... surgery references on the Internet, is proudly enduring adding ... both cosmetic doctors and the consumers of plastic surgery ... site. With more user-friendly pages and interconnected sections, the ... , The newest addition to the Cosmetic Town site ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... In conjunction with the Asbestos ... the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced ... complement its existing work in mesothelioma research, education, ... the Meso Foundation’s mission, we want to eliminate ... to asbestos, including mesothelioma,” said the Meso Foundation’s ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... Systems (ADS) is offering advice for buying from ... Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a nonprofit organization ... professionalism in the manufacturing and installation of mobility ... companies in the industry that consistently adhere to ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 Calling all runners, walkers and everyone ... tick-borne diseases! The first annual “Lyme Walk & Run” will ... Stamford, CT. The event, hosted by Lyme Research Alliance ... funds to support research and education about Lyme and other ... ages and abilities, will feature 5K and 10K runs and ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Hollywood, Florida (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... that activities like basketball, rock climbing, and cycling are ... called Adaptive Sports at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute aims to ... the Memorial Healthcare System, will host an Adaptive Sports ... p.m.) at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cosmetic Town is Now Transforming so Consumer can Better Navigate 2Health News:Mesothelioma Research Organization Announces New Prevention Program 2Health News:Mesothelioma Research Organization Announces New Prevention Program 3Health News:Advanced Driving Systems Celebrates National Disability Month 2Health News:Lyme Research Alliance & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance to Kick-Off 1st “Lyme Walk & Run” Event, April 26 2Health News:Memorial Healthcare System's Adaptive Sports Expo Encourages Physically Challenged To Go Beyond Perceived Limitations 2
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of ... organizations to discuss the Government of Canada,s ... The roundtable provided an important opportunity for ... priorities and discuss roles and responsibilities in addressing AMR. ... use (also known as antimicrobial stewardship) was a key ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... , March 31, 2015 Mauna ... multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy platform, today announced the set-up ... Grenoble (university hospital center). The CHU de Grenoble is ... to propose to its gastroenterology, interventional pulmonology and ... a higher standard of care thanks to the endomicroscopy ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gj8bvd/global_nuclear ... Nuclear Imaging Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... market to grow at a CAGR of 5.89 percent ... report, Global Nuclear Imaging market 2015-2019, has been prepared ... industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 2Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 3Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 4Grenoble University Hospital First Hospital in France to set up a Multidisciplinary Optical Biopsy Program With the Cellvizio Endomicroscopy Platform 2Grenoble University Hospital First Hospital in France to set up a Multidisciplinary Optical Biopsy Program With the Cellvizio Endomicroscopy Platform 3Global Nuclear Imaging Market 2015-2019 with GE healthcare, Philips Healthcare & Siemens Healthcare Dominating 2
Cached News: