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Best practices for counseling in cardiac rehabilitation settings

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alia Sheikh


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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and can affect individuals of all ages, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. This article reviews the research on psychosocial interventions in cardiac rehabilitation programs and discusses the evolving set of best practices for counselors working in a new setting with people who have experienced the trauma of cardiac disease. Recommendations for best practices for counselors who work in this emerging area are provided, including recommendations for facilitating posttraumatic growth. © 2008 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Sheikh AI, Marotta SA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Counseling and Development

Year: 2008

Volume: 86

Issue: 1

Pages: 111-119

ISSN (print): 0748-9633

ISSN (electronic): 1556-6676

Publisher: American Counseling Association