The author reflects on the need for a comprehensive assessment of the structure and quality of the family or social network given that relationships are affected after the diagnosis of a cardiovascular disease. He points out that families may experience changing needs for support during the disease trajectory and emotional support may be necessary to cope with changing roles. He advocates for a family-oriented approach for patients with heart failure and their families.
|Journal||European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2016|
- heart failures