Stroke survivors with aphasia: personal experiences of coming home

Jan Pringle, Charles Hendry, Ella McLafferty, John Drummond

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Abstract

Although communication difficulties affect a significant number of stroke
survivors, specialist stroke follow-up in the community may not always be
available. It is therefore vital that community nurses have the skills and
confidence not only to engage well with stroke patients with communication
difficulties in their daily work, but also to encourage their inclusion in
research and other projects. This article reports on the experiences of a small sample of stroke survivors and their carers during the first month at home following discharge from hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Volume15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

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Keywords

  • stroke
  • aphasia
  • home discharge
  • community nursing support

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