The family and cardiac rehabilitation.


Family resources and needs are often overlooked in planning for rehabilitation of the individual following myocardial infarction. The acute ischemic event presents a massive disruption in the psychodynamic balance of the family, but it can provide an unparalleled opportunity for increased awareness and growth for all members of the family. An integrated program of emotional support, education, and physical activity is recommended to facilitate restoration of the individual's self-esteem. Formal family counseling provides a forum for resolution of fears and misconceptions and permits redefinition of roles within the family.

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@article{Davidson1979TheFA, title={The family and cardiac rehabilitation.}, author={Dr. Michael H. Davidson}, journal={The Journal of family practice}, year={1979}, volume={8 2}, pages={253-61} }