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Patient with end-stage heart failure — psychosocial aspects of heart transplant qualification

Anna Ratajska, Władysław Sinkiewicz
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2015;9(2):71-75.

open access

Vol 9, No 2 (2015)
Review articles
Published online: 2016-06-14

Abstract

In highly developed countries psychological and psychosocial assessments are a standard procedure in the qualification process for glandular organ transplantation. In Poland such evaluation is not common although in some centers it has become a necessary stage in the qualification process for transplantation as is already the case in Cardiology Clinic of University Hospital No. 2 in Bydgoszcz. The article discusses a process that covers sequential events and phases a patient qualified for heart transplant goes through. The process takes into consideration particular burdens that patients undergoing transplantation experience. The article also presents psychological and psychosocial assessment criteria for cardiac transplantation.

Abstract

In highly developed countries psychological and psychosocial assessments are a standard procedure in the qualification process for glandular organ transplantation. In Poland such evaluation is not common although in some centers it has become a necessary stage in the qualification process for transplantation as is already the case in Cardiology Clinic of University Hospital No. 2 in Bydgoszcz. The article discusses a process that covers sequential events and phases a patient qualified for heart transplant goes through. The process takes into consideration particular burdens that patients undergoing transplantation experience. The article also presents psychological and psychosocial assessment criteria for cardiac transplantation.

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Keywords

transplant patient, heart transplantation, heart transplant psychological qualification, psychosocial screening

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Title

Patient with end-stage heart failure — psychosocial aspects of heart transplant qualification

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 2 (2015)

Pages

71-75

Published online

2016-06-14

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2015;9(2):71-75.

Keywords

transplant patient
heart transplantation
heart transplant psychological qualification
psychosocial screening

Authors

Anna Ratajska
Władysław Sinkiewicz

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