Psychosocial effects of cardiac transplantation.

@article{Dressler1991PsychosocialEO,
  title={Psychosocial effects of cardiac transplantation.},
  author={Diane K. Dressler},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          126-34
        }
}
As more cardiac transplant procedures are performed, the psychosocial implications of the procedure can be identified and investigated. The process of cardiac transplant can be viewed as a series of stages and adaptive tasks which begin with the proposal of transplant and progress to successful postoperative adaptation. The suggestion of transplant may evoke feelings of anxiety and ambivalence as patients realize that transplant may be their only option for long-term survival. The evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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