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Spouses' experiences of impact on daily life regarding physical limitations in the loved one with heart failure: a phenomenographic analysis.

Authors
  • Pihl, Emma
  • Fridlund, Bengt
  • Mårtensson, Jan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing = Journal canadien en soins infirmiers cardio-vasculaires
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
20
Issue
3
Pages
9–17
Identifiers
PMID: 20718235
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Awareness must be raised among health care professionals about the profound impact heart failure in loved ones has on the spouses and explore how the spouses' needs can be appropriately met. Since spouses have an important role to play in the management of heart failure, it is of great importance that nurses identify and support spouses to manage daily life activities. Taking care of the good days in order to have a rich life and to help spouses see possibilities is necessary since it is difficult to predict the future.

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