Stroke 3: life after stroke, assessment and rehabilitation
Jones, PW and West, R. (2017). Stroke 3: life after stroke, assessment and rehabilitation. Nursing Times. 114 (1), pp. 51-54.
|Authors||Jones, PW and West, R.|
Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, rehabilitation is still a key part of stroke care, as most patients experience some level of functional deficit. Patients and families will need help with a range of cognitive, physical, psychological and emotional sequelae, sometimes for many years, and their needs will vary greatly. This article – the third in our five-part series on stroke – discusses stroke rehabilitation, covering current guidelines and tools, and emphasises the need for thorough assessment and reassessment. It is built around the autobiography of Robert McCrum, who gives a glimpse into the patient experience.
|Journal citation||114 (1), pp. 51-54|
|11 Dec 2017|
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|Deposited||14 Apr 2018|
|Accepted||11 Dec 2017|
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