The Role of the Psychologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Adrienne Kovacs, Candice Silversides, Arwa Saidi, Samuel F. Sears

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The recognition and management of psychosocial difficulties among ACHD patients deserves increased attention. Working groups from Europe and North America have emphasized the inclusion of specialized mental health care for ACHD patients. There are a number of ways in which psychologists can be integrated into multidisciplinary ACHD care teams. These include the provision of clinical services, collaboration in a multidisciplinary research ream, and the provision of professional education to trainees in cardiology, nursing, and psychology. Barriers exist to the integration of psychologists, including the availability of individuals who have specialized cardiac psychology experience and concerns relating to financial reimbursement. Integration of psychologists requires a strong commitment from an ACHD center but would positively impact the lives of ACHD patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-618
Number of pages12
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Heart Diseases
Psychology
Professional Education
North America
Cardiology
Mental Health
Nursing
Delivery of Health Care
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this

The Role of the Psychologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. / Kovacs, Adrienne; Silversides, Candice; Saidi, Arwa; Sears, Samuel F.

In: Cardiology Clinics, Vol. 24, No. 4, 01.11.2006, p. 607-618.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Kovacs, Adrienne ; Silversides, Candice ; Saidi, Arwa ; Sears, Samuel F. / The Role of the Psychologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. In: Cardiology Clinics. 2006 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 607-618.
@article{9dd1caf79ee44ddeba67c0b1d74a558f,
title = "The Role of the Psychologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease",
abstract = "The recognition and management of psychosocial difficulties among ACHD patients deserves increased attention. Working groups from Europe and North America have emphasized the inclusion of specialized mental health care for ACHD patients. There are a number of ways in which psychologists can be integrated into multidisciplinary ACHD care teams. These include the provision of clinical services, collaboration in a multidisciplinary research ream, and the provision of professional education to trainees in cardiology, nursing, and psychology. Barriers exist to the integration of psychologists, including the availability of individuals who have specialized cardiac psychology experience and concerns relating to financial reimbursement. Integration of psychologists requires a strong commitment from an ACHD center but would positively impact the lives of ACHD patients.",
author = "Adrienne Kovacs and Candice Silversides and Arwa Saidi and Sears, {Samuel F.}",
year = "2006",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ccl.2006.08.003",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "24",
pages = "607--618",
journal = "Cardiology Clinics",
issn = "0733-8651",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Role of the Psychologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

AU - Kovacs, Adrienne

AU - Silversides, Candice

AU - Saidi, Arwa

AU - Sears, Samuel F.

PY - 2006/11/1

Y1 - 2006/11/1

N2 - The recognition and management of psychosocial difficulties among ACHD patients deserves increased attention. Working groups from Europe and North America have emphasized the inclusion of specialized mental health care for ACHD patients. There are a number of ways in which psychologists can be integrated into multidisciplinary ACHD care teams. These include the provision of clinical services, collaboration in a multidisciplinary research ream, and the provision of professional education to trainees in cardiology, nursing, and psychology. Barriers exist to the integration of psychologists, including the availability of individuals who have specialized cardiac psychology experience and concerns relating to financial reimbursement. Integration of psychologists requires a strong commitment from an ACHD center but would positively impact the lives of ACHD patients.

AB - The recognition and management of psychosocial difficulties among ACHD patients deserves increased attention. Working groups from Europe and North America have emphasized the inclusion of specialized mental health care for ACHD patients. There are a number of ways in which psychologists can be integrated into multidisciplinary ACHD care teams. These include the provision of clinical services, collaboration in a multidisciplinary research ream, and the provision of professional education to trainees in cardiology, nursing, and psychology. Barriers exist to the integration of psychologists, including the availability of individuals who have specialized cardiac psychology experience and concerns relating to financial reimbursement. Integration of psychologists requires a strong commitment from an ACHD center but would positively impact the lives of ACHD patients.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33750842366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33750842366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ccl.2006.08.003

DO - 10.1016/j.ccl.2006.08.003

M3 - Review article

C2 - 17098514

AN - SCOPUS:33750842366

VL - 24

SP - 607

EP - 618

JO - Cardiology Clinics

JF - Cardiology Clinics

SN - 0733-8651

IS - 4

ER -