先天性心臟病青少年的健康需求與家庭照護

Translated title of the contribution: Health Needs and Family Care of Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease

劉 御婷, 盧 俊維, Chi-Wen Chen

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Abstract

This article discusses the health and family care needs of adolescent patients with congenital heart disease CHD. CHD is one of the most common congenital defects with unique health needs and challenges throughout the life of these affected. More than ninety percent of the CHD patients can grow into adulthood with continuous medical care and surveillance. The European Society of Cardiology suggested that the care for pediatric CHD patients be transitioned into an adult cardiology clinic between 18 and 21 years of age. However, most adult CHD patients in Taiwan are being cared for by pediatric cardiologists. This decision is usually made by their parents instead of the patients. The knowledge on self-health management and the importance of the transition of care should be discussed as early as childhood. Proper nursing management and interventions focus on the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social development aspects of care, providing knowledge on the disease process and the prognosis may prepare adolescent CHD patients to face difficulties that they may encounter in their future societal role, living, career decision and family planning.
Translated title of the contributionHealth Needs and Family Care of Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
Journal源遠護理
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • congenital heart disease
  • transition
  • health needs
  • family care

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