Exploring stress and coping in caregivers of patients with a destination therapy left ventricular assist device: a mixed methods study
Family caregivers are essential in the delivery of care for patients with chronic illness. Caregivers are at risk for negative health outcomes due to stress, including increased morbidity and mortality. The way individuals cope with stress is unique and depends on that individual’s well-being, health, and social functioning. An extreme example of caring for a patient with chronic illness is caring for a patient with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Caregivers play a central and formalized role in the decision to pursue an LVAD and the subsequent post-implantation care. Little research ...
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McIlvennan, Colleen Kelley
Embargo Expires: 06/22/2022