A person-centred care plan focused on improving quality of life
- Care of all patients with heart failure to be patient-led, with shared decision-making between health care professionals and patients and their families at every stage of their care, including end-of-life where appropriate
- Therapeutic education programmes to help engage patients in self-care. These programmes should span the hospital and community settings, be tailored to each patient’s needs and aspirations, and be allocated specific funding to ensure they get implemented appropriately.
- Person-centred approaches in heart failure such as shared decision making and personalised care planning have been shown to be effective in shortening hospital stays,1 improving quality of life and morbidity2 and reducing patient uncertainty and confusion.3
- Effective is critical to help patients achieve good health outcomes, prevent re-admission to hospital and thereby improve patients’ quality of life.4
- Appropriate information and support to patients (therapeutic education) has been shown keep patients out of hospital and improve their quality of life.5
Examples of what has been done: