Self-Management Education for Congestive Heart Failure Introduction Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major cause of mortality in Canada. According to Statistics Canada (2010) 3,181 Canadians died from congestive heart failure in 2006. Management of CHF includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods such as education of the patients and families in self-management techniques. Self-management has been demonstrated to be effective in improving the outcomes in CHF patients. Self- management is described by Jovicic, Holroyd-Leduc, and Straus (2006) as a means of enabling the patient to take responsibility for managing one or more aspects of heart failure such as monitoring for symptoms, monitoring weight and adjusting medications....The end:
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