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.

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