Palliative care and chronic heart failure
A joint position statement from PCA and the Heart Foundation. Palliative care should be available to all people diagnosed with life-limiting conditions, including chronic heart conditions. PCA and the Heart Foundation call for improved awareness among health professionals and the community of the benefits of palliative care for a person with chronic heart disease. Early identification, timely referrals to, and a collaborative approach is important for decision making and person-centred palliative care for those with heart conditions.