Integrated Care in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: Benefits and Challenges

  • Charlotte A. Collins
  • Barbara B. Walker
  • Jeff R. Temple
  • Peter Tilkemeier

In this chapter, we present an overview of our current CR program followed by the case of Ms. A, a patient who was successfully treated within this program. We then discuss the benefits as well as the challenges of collaborative care in CR programs. To illustrate some of the challenges in more detail, we describe a former CR program that failed, explore the reasons for its failure, and discuss how it was successfully reorganized using the core concepts of Peek’s three world view.6 Throughout the chapter, we will highlight the core concepts that are critical for developing and implementing a successful collaborative CR program.


Case Manager Motivational Interview Cardiac Rehabilitation Behavioral Medicine Collaborative Care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte A. Collins
    • 1
  • Barbara B. Walker
    • 2
  • Jeff R. Temple
    • 3
  • Peter Tilkemeier
    • 4
  1. 1.Behavioral Medicine ClinicBrown Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychological and Brain SciencesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  4. 4.Center for Cardiac FitnessThe Miriam HospitalProvidenceUSA

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