TITLE

Hospital Discharge Education for Patients With Heart Failure: What Really Works and What Is the Evidence?

AUTHOR(S)
Paul, Sara
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of educating patients with heart failure about the management of their health before being discharged from hospital. It is said that education of patients could promote self-care, reduce readmissions and help patients identify problems early. Several studies on the relationship between patient compliance and improved clinical outcomes are detailed. It points out the need for nurses to understand the barriers to self-care and help patients to overcome such barriers.
ACCESSION #
31609320

 

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