Posts by Melissa Hartman

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The Importance of Research to the ACHD Patient, Continued

by Melissa Hartman on Friday, Jan 11, 2019

To quickly recap from my last post on this topic: I addressed how questions about treating people who have congenital heart defects are answered—how do practitioners know what to do and that it will work?

Maybe you have heard of evidence-based practice. Healthcare providers rely on evidence-based research to guide their practice. In my last post, I addressed how that evidence is formulated and used.

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The Importance of Research to the ACHD Patient

by Melissa Hartman on Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

Perhaps what any of us may think about our congenital heart disease (CHD) may not necessarily based on scientific fact. It may stem from us clinging to our thoughts or beliefs despite any scientific evidence. For example, in sports, we are often superstitious. I know I am! If I do not watch the game, my team will win. If I watch, they will lose. I have no actual evidence to support this belief, of course.

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