Women recovering from coronary artery bypass surgery.

  title={Women recovering from coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={M H Hawthorne},
  journal={Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={223-44; discussion 245-52}
  • M H Hawthorne
  • Published 1993 in Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women over 50, and women are undergoing surgical revascularization procedures in ever increasing numbers. There are, however, little research-based data upon which to guide the nursing care of these patients. This study explored the nature of the recovery process for women following coronary bypass surgery in order to extend our understanding of the posthospitalization phase of the recovery trajectory. Ten patients participated… CONTINUE READING

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