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“The future is probably now”: understanding of illness, uncertainty and end-of-life discussions in older adults with heart failure and family caregivers


Earlier end‐of‐life communication is critical for people with heart failure given the uncertainty and high‐risk of mortality in illness. Despite this, end‐of‐life communication is uncommon in heart failure. Left unaddressed, lack of end‐of‐life discussions can lead to discordant care at the end of life.