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Older women and sternotomy

Allen, Kerrie Elizabeth. 1999, Older women and sternotomy, B.Nursing (Hons) thesis, School of Nursing, Deakin University.


Title Older women and sternotomy
Author Allen, Kerrie Elizabeth.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Nursing
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name B.Nursing (Hons)
Date submitted 1999
Keyword(s) Heart - Surgery - Nursing
Sternum - Surgery - Nursing
Women patients
Body image in women
Summary Explores the experiences of older women having a sternotomy incision following cardiac surgery. Older women account for a large proportion of patients undergoing cardiac surgery each year in Australia. The context from which they face cardiac surgery is unlike that of men and of younger women, and there has been limited exploration of their experiences.
Language eng
Description of original vi, 100 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 610.7368
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027984

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