Contributions of Nurses in Health Education of Patients with Heart Failure
Objective: to identify how health education actions performed by the nursing professional contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of patients with heart failure.
Method: Integrative review built from the following question: What contributions of the nurse in the health education of patients with heart failure? Made in the PUBMED, LILACS and SciELO Virtual Library databases. The studies were analyzed and presented in a descriptive and table format.
Results: 8 studies were the sample. It was possible to identify that the actions of health education developed by nurses to patients with heart failure provide integration of the patients with the family, behavior change and acquisition of healthy habits.
Conclusions: The nurse is a protagonist in the dissemination of knowledge through consultations with people with HF, actions that stimulate self-care, promoting changes that impact on the quality of life of these patients.
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