To explore the perception of normality in life experienced by patients with chronic heart failure.
A hermeneutic phenomenological study was conducted.
Individual conversational interviews were held with 20 outpatients with chronic heart failure between March 2014–July 2015. Van Manen's phenomenology of practice method was used for data analysis.
From the analysis,...
Aims and objectivesTo determine, from a systematic literature review, the experience of living with heart failure and to propose some practice guidelines and research questions.
BackgroundChronic heart failure has been one of the fastest growing illnesses in recent decades, with almost 23 million people affected worldwide. This complex syndrome has multiple causes and appears when underlying heart...
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SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.