Health service interventions targeting relatives of heart patients: a review of the literature.

@article{Nissen2008HealthSI,
  title={Health service interventions targeting relatives of heart patients: a review of the literature.},
  author={Nina Konstantin Nissen and Mette Madsen and Ann-Dorthe Olsen Zwisler},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={818-26}
}
AIMS Relatives of heart patients experience anxiety, uncertainty, and low quality of life, and the hospitalization of a heart patient is associated with increased risk of death for the partner. Relatives' physical and mental problems may be rectified by activities established by the health services to support relatives and to enable them to handle the situation. This study systematically reviewed the literature on the latest health service interventions targeting relatives of heart patients… CONTINUE READING