Reflective accounts

Cardiovascular disease

A CPD article helped Balvinder Thiara to learn strategies and interventions that could prevent this deadly disease

A CPD article helped Balvinder Thiara to learn strategies and interventions that could prevent this deadly disease.

Abstract

I work on a secure mental health unit, where there are several patients with long-standing mental illnesses who are obese or have high body mass indices. Many patients have hypertension and poor diets, are heavy smokers and are physically inactive.

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Author notes This reflective account is based on NS710 Walker J (2013) Reducing cardiovascular disease risk: cholesterol and diet . Nursing Standard. 28, 2, 48-55.

A CPD article helped Balvinder Thiara to learn strategies and interventions that could prevent this deadly disease.

Abstract

I work on a secure mental health unit, where there are several patients with long-standing mental illnesses who are obese or have high body mass indices. Many patients have hypertension and poor diets, are heavy smokers and are physically inactive.

Read the article

Author notes
This reflective account is based on NS710 Walker J (2013) Reducing cardiovascular disease risk: cholesterol and diet. Nursing Standard. 28, 2, 48-55.

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