Emotional experiences of caregivers of patients with a ventricular assist device.

@article{Kaan2010EmotionalEO,
  title={Emotional experiences of caregivers of patients with a ventricular assist device.},
  author={Annemarie Kaan and Q M Young and Sarah J. Cockell and Martha Mackay},
  journal={Progress in transplantation},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
CONTEXT Little is known about the stresses experienced by caregivers of patients discharged home with a ventricular assist device. OBJECTIVE To describe the lived experience of caregivers of patients who were discharged home with a ventricular assist device. DESIGN The study used a phenomenological framework to conduct semistructured interviews guided by 2 psychologists using a focus group setting. PARTICIPANTS Interviews of 13 caregivers of 9 patients discharged to home with a… CONTINUE READING

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