Patients' and their partners' experiences of returning home after hospital discharge following acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Eriksson2009PatientsAT,
  title={Patients' and their partners' experiences of returning home after hospital discharge following acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Monica Eriksson and Kenneth Asplund and Marianne Svedlund},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={267-73}
}
BACKGROUND Returning home from hospital after an acute myocardial infarction [AMI] can be a period of vulnerability both for the patient and his/her partner. This study focuses on the time immediately after discharge. AIMS The aim of this study was to describe the patient's and his/her partner's experiences after hospital discharge following AMI. METHODS 15 couples took part in individual interviews, 4-8 weeks after discharge. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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