Georgene G. Eakes is a Professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Growth and Development of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Support Group
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
1997 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 173–176, July-August 1997
How to Cite
Eakes, G. G., Mayo, C. and Whicker, S. (1997), Growth and Development of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Support Group. Rehabilitation Nursing, 22: 173–176. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1997.tb02094.x
- Issue published online: 10 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
This article describes the initiation and evolution of the support group component of a cardiac rehabilitation pilot program. It also outlines how the group was initiated and discusses the group's development during the 20 weeks of its existence. The description of this nurse-facilitated support group provides a model for clinicians interested in integrating such an approach into their own cardiac rehabilitation programs.