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Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning

12: Psychological Impact of Cardiac Disease: Introduction

Learning outcomes

After completing the module, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate increased knowledge in order to identify commonly presenting mental health conditions related to cardiac disease
  • demonstrate an awareness of the bidirectional relationship between cardiac ill health and mental health
  • understand a generic model of psychological adjustment to cardiac conditions
  • explore self management strategies for facilitating emotional and behavioural adjustment to acute and chronic cardiac ill health
  • recognise the signs of severe mental distress and associated risks
  • outline appropriate referral systems and pathways for individuals experiencing mental health problems
  • discuss the possible pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of mental health problems

What is mental wellbeing?

Module name: Psychological Impact of Cardiac Disease

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