Do you care for someone with heart failure?
- Are you living with heart failure?
- Do you care for a family member with heart failure?
- Your advice and experience are needed!
Researchers at De Montfort University are looking at how to support people with heart failure and their family caregivers better. In particular they want to try offering ‘mindfulness’ sessions to give people new ideas and skills to cope with the everyday stresses in life. As part of the planning for the research, they want to talk to people with heart failure and/or their family caregivers to get their thoughts and advice about this idea. Could you help?
What is involved?
If you have heart failure, or are a caregiver* for someone with heart failure, you are invited to attend an informal meeting to meet with the researchers, who will tell you more about the project and get your thoughts. They want to know if you think mindfulness might be useful, and how to avoid any problems which might stop people attending the sessions.
The meetings will last about an hour, and will take place at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Refreshments will be offered, and reasonable travel costs will be covered, plus £15 in recognition of you giving up your time. There will be one meeting for caregivers and one for people with heart failure, and dates and times will be arranged to suit participants.
(*A caregiver could be a partner/spouse or other family member e.g. daughter, whoever is most involved or affected, either practically or emotionally.)
I’m interested – what do I do now?
If you would like to attend a meeting, or want to find out more, contact Jaqui Long (0116 250 6538, [email protected]) or Wendy Padley (0116 201 3917, [email protected]) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at De Montfort University.
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