Being “on the alert” and “a forced volunteer”: a qualitative study of the invisible care provided by the next of kin of patients with chronic heart failure

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BACKGROUND Relatives' support is an important factor in how well people with chronic heart failure (CHF) manage their illness and everyday life. Deepening professionals' understanding of the content of relatives' invisible care activities, often characterized as care burden, is necessary to strengthen support services. OBJECTIVE To explore the next of kin… (More)
DOI: 10.2147/JMDH.S82239

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