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This paper identifies the promises and pitfalls of relying on guidelines derived from evidence-based medicine for post-heart attack education, and identifies how adult educators can expand current cardiac rehabilitation practice beyond its emphasis rational individual behavior change. Assumptions behind the "evidence" are discussed.

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Expanding the Limits of Evidence-based Medicine: A Discourse Analysis of Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guidelines

This paper identifies the promises and pitfalls of relying on guidelines derived from evidence-based medicine for post-heart attack education, and identifies how adult educators can expand current cardiac rehabilitation practice beyond its emphasis rational individual behavior change. Assumptions behind the "evidence" are discussed.