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Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning

12. Psychological Impact of Cardiac Disease

Learning outcomes

  • 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

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Last updated: 04/11/2016

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