A review of the information needs of patients with acute coronary syndromes.

@article{Timmins2005ARO,
  title={A review of the information needs of patients with acute coronary syndromes.},
  author={Fiona Timmins},
  journal={Nursing in critical care},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={174-83}
}
The individual nature of information required by hospitalized patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) has been of concern to nurses for over 20 years. An information need is not necessarily a gap in knowledge that can be satisfied by education. It represents what the patient wants to know from the professional in order to cope effectively with the current situation. Through analysis of available literature, it seems that patients appear to prioritize information that is pertinent to survival… CONTINUE READING

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