Cardiac transplantation (2). Psychological aspects.

  title={Cardiac transplantation (2). Psychological aspects.},
  author={Murray Townsend},
  journal={The British journal of theatre nursing : NATNews : the official journal of the National Association of Theatre Nurses},
  volume={3 5},
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In my previous article I looked at the quality of life that cardiac transplant patients have both before and after the actual operation. The quality of these patients' lives is, in nearly every case, extremely poor. Most (97%) are unable to work or even do everyday tasks such as housework, cooking and so on. A large number are housebound. Many of them confined to sleeping on the ground floor as climbing stairs is impossible to them. This, along with the knowledge that they face death without a… CONTINUE READING

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