Congestive Heart Failure and Self-Care

Congestive heart failure is a complex disorder that constantly leads to repeated hospitalizations or deaths. In order to study the reasons for this course of the disease and its grounds, the project will apply the situation-specific theory of heart failure self-care. It focuses on the patient’s behavior and supervision outside the hospital, which becomes the principal reason for the improvement or deterioration of their health condition. Self-care is a natural decision-making process that concerns determining conduct that maintains physiological stability and responding to symptoms when they occur (Hooker et al., 2018).

The theory contends the two primary aspects of treatment – maintenance and competent health management. It emphasizes the value of long-term monitoring and evaluating the patient’s necessity for further intervention. Other guiding concepts concern symptom recognition, which means primer abnormalities detection, which is the foundation of the resultative treatment (Son et el., 2020). Furthermore, the need for primary skills and knowledge for physicians and patients takes a meaningful place in the theory.

The Heart Failure Self-Care is explicitly developed to assist individuals with this disorder, which justifies its application. Out-of-hospital behavior is a crucial variable in the in-depth study of the course of the disease and the causes of readmission (Son et el., 2020). The theory is aimed to identify shortcomings in the patients’ actions based on which it will be feasible to comprehend how to prevent regression. Its application will consist of examining the characteristics of distinct individuals and observing their actions and environment in order to make judgments about the factors that cause deterioration. The Heart Failure Self-Care will contribute to the understanding of gaps in the knowledge and enable modifications in the treatment approaches. The results will be analyzed for compliance with the patient’s needs, which will allow us to conclude the relevance of some medical prescriptions.


Hooker, S. A., Schmiege, S. J., Trivedi, R. B., Amoyal, N. R., & Bekelman, D. B. (2018). Mutuality and heart failure self-care in patients and their informal caregivers. European journal of cardiovascular nursing, 17(2), 102-113. Web.

Son, Y. J., Choi, J., & Lee, H. J. (2020). Effectiveness of nurse-led heart failure self-care education on health outcomes of heart failure patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(18), 6559. Web.

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