Complementary Therapies in a High-Tech Health Care Environment: A Pleasing and Powerful Partnership
In order to fully appreciate why the transformation of a high-tech health care environment was considered in the first place, one needs to have an understanding of the complexity of the environment as well as the needs and clinical details of the patients being cared for in this environment. This chapter gives an overview of cardiovascular disease and some aspects of its management in a coronary care unit that has been programmed for healing and promoting health.
- cardiovascular disease
- the importance of effective cardiac rehabilitation programs
- phase 1 programs compromised by hospital environments
- primary prevention
- high-tech health care environments
- a climate of change in health care.