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Commentary on: Ivynian SE, Ferguson C, Newton PJ, et al. Factors influencing care-seeking delayor avoidance of heart failure management: a mixed-methods study, International Journal of Nursing Studies 2020 doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103603
Implications for practice and research
Healthcare providers and managers should pay more attention to, and invest in the experience of the patient, continuity of care and the relationship between the patient and the provider.
Future research should test an approach that focuses on the identification of (a) physical factors, (b) patient-related factors and (c) previous healthcare experiences in order to prevent heart failure-related hospitalisations by using individualised therapy based on the results.
Self-care management has been defined as ‘a naturalistic decision making process of maintaining health through positive health practices and managing illness and disease’.1 Positive health practices are those practices …
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