Cardiovascular disease in China: an urgent need to enhance the nursing role to improve health outcomes

Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 2009, 18 (5), pp. 687 - 693
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Aims. This paper reviews the role of cardiac nursing in China and the potential of this professional group to take an important role in secondary and tertiary prevention initiatives. Background. China is undergoing unprecedented economic growth, yet globalisation of Chinese society has caused an increase in the prevalence of chronic conditions, particularly cardiovascular disease. studies recognise that health providers and members of the public are not fully aware of the risks associated with cardiovascular disease and consequently are not equipped to deal with this looming epidemic.
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