This article reviews the literature on the experiences of patients with heart failure and their coping strategies and learning needs. Previous studies have consistently demonstrated that heart failure had negative impacts on the individuals who experienced it. Studies have also focused on the learning needs and the various coping strategies that patients with heart failure have adopted. However, there are limited studies that have investigated the experience of heart failure from the Asian patient's perspective. By incorporating the perspectives of patients with heart failure from the Asian context into clinical practices, research will promote patient-centered holistic care and improve patients' quality of life and satisfaction.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (Mr Seah); Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Dr Wang); and Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland (Mr Tan).
Correspondence: Wenru Wang, PhD, RN, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Level 2, Clinical Research Centre, Block MD 11, 10 Medical Dr, Singapore 117597 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.