Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Thorac Surg Clin. 2012 Nov;22(4):517-29. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.08.001.

Psychosocial issues facing lung transplant candidates, recipients and family caregivers.

Author information

1
Department of Clinical and Translational Science, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Abstract

Although lung transplantation is an accepted treatment for many individuals with severe lung disease, transplant candidates and recipients experience a range of psychosocial stressors that begin at the initiation of the transplant evaluation and continue throughout patients' wait for donor lungs, their perioperative recovery, and their long-term adjustment to posttransplant life. Transplant programs should strive to incorporate evidence-based interventions that aim to improve physical functioning, psychological distress, global quality of life, and medical adherence as well as to integrate symptom management and palliative care strategies throughout the pre- and posttransplantation course.

PMID:
23084615
PMCID:
PMC3516399
DOI:
10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.08.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center