Journal article

How can we better support families living with cardiovascular disease and depression?

Martin Jones, David Thompson, Chantal Ski, Robyn Clark, Richard Gray, Kari Vallury, Ferdous Alam

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of psychosocial treatments to support families living with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and depression. The paper highlights that depression in people with CVD is a predictor of non-adherence to both medicines and cardiovascular rehabilitation programmes. The authors believe there is a clinical need to develop a programme of care to support the whole family to adhere to cardiovascular rehabilitation programmes. Design/methodology/approach – A team of expert cardiovascular nurses, mental health nurses (MHN) and cardiologist clinical opinions and experiences. These opinions and experiences were supplemented by literature using MEDLINE ..

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