Family support and cardiac rehabilitation: A comparative study of the experiences of South Asian and white patients and their carers

Author: Astin, F, Atkin, K & Darr, A

Publisher: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Publication date: March 2008

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This paper considers the recovery pathways of patients discharged from hospital after cardiac events, such as myocardial infarction (MI). It highlights a number of factors including socioeconomic factors, gender, culture, access to cardiac rehabilitation and social support that may influence the relative recovery of patients from different ethnic backgrounds.