Getting on with life: accepting the permanency of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

@article{Williams2007GettingOW,
  title={Getting on with life: accepting the permanency of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.},
  author={Anne M Williams and Jeanne A. Young and Suzanne Nikoletti and Shelley McRae},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={166-72}
}
Increasing numbers of people with cardiovascular disease are requiring the insertion of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs). Although these devices are an effective life-saving treatment, psychological distress sometimes accompanies their insertion. A qualitative approach was used to explore the experiences, concerns and needs of recipients of the device in Western Australia. Twenty-two tape-recorded interviews were carried out and transcribed verbatim. This paper focuses on the… CONTINUE READING

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