Hope in elderly adults with chronic heart failure.


  • Meriam F. Caboral RN, MSN, NP-C, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn –NY-, United States. meriam.caboral@downstate.edu.
  • Lorraine S. Evangelista RN, Ph.D., FAHA, FAAN, University of California Irvine, United States. l.evangelista@uci.edu.
  • Martha V. Whetsell RN, Ph.D., ARNP, Lehman College of the City University of New York, United States. martha.whetsell@lehman.cuny.edu.




Aged; heart failure.


This topic review employed Walker and Avant’s method of concept analysis to explore the construct of hope in elderly adults with chronic heart failure. The articles analyzed revealed that hope, as the belief of the occurrence of a positive result without any guarantee that it will be produced, is necessary for the survival and wellbeing of the elderly adults enduring this disease.

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How to Cite

Caboral, M. F., Evangelista, L. S., & Whetsell, M. V. (2012). Hope in elderly adults with chronic heart failure . Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 30(3). https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.13974




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