Chronic Illness in Adults: Cardiac Disease


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Chronic Illness in Adults: Cardiac Disease
The incidence of cardiac disease and congestive heart diseases represent a critical and typically chronic illness in the life of not only the patient undergoing treatment for chronic disease, but also for the family who supports and cares for the patient. As we have learned in studying the effects of chronic illness on the family, families play a large role in the management of chronic conditions, and there are both risk factors and protective factors that each family has that act as key influencers on how well a patient deals with chronic disease, and how effectively a family can support themselves as a family unit and the patient as an individual with the disease.
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