Caring for heart transplant recipients: The lived experience of primary caregivers.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To understand the experience of primary caregivers of heart transplant recipients. METHODS A phenomenological approach was used to understand the caregivers' experience of caring for a heart transplant patient. In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 caregivers, in a Brazilian hospital, from December 2008 to March 2009. RESULTS Following… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2012.09.006

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@article{Sadala2013CaringFH, title={Caring for heart transplant recipients: The lived experience of primary caregivers.}, author={Maria L{\'u}cia Ara{\'u}jo Sadala and Noedir Ant{\^o}nio Groppo Stolf and Edimar Alcides Bocchi and Maria Aparecida Viggiani Bicudo}, journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care}, year={2013}, volume={42 2}, pages={120-5} }