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New study on self-care among informal caregivers

Congratulations to Barbara Riegel and her team for a new National Institute for Nursing Research funded randomized controlled trial, “Improving self-care of informal caregivers of adults with heart failure,” testing the efficacy of a health coaching intervention delivered virtually using tablets. The ultimate goal of this work is to help caregivers take better care of themselves. Study team:  Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor of Nursing and van Amerigen Chair in Nursing Excellence; Joyce W. Wald, DO, Associate Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program (Penn Medicine); Karen B. Hirschman, PhD, MSW, Research Associate Professor; Alexandra Hanlon, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Nursing.