Effect of stroke on family carers and family relationships
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Effect of stroke on family carers and family relationships

David Gillespie Consultant clinical neuropsychologist, Department of clinical psychology
Fiona Campbell Speech and language therapist, Department of adult community speech and language therapy, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh

The effects of stroke on families are considerable. Family members may struggle to adapt to a care-giving role, and relationships between stroke survivors and those closest to them are often altered by the illness. This article provides an overview of the effects of stroke on family dynamics and identifies interventions to support stroke survivors and their families during this difficult time.

Nursing Standard. 26, 2,39-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.09.26.2.39.c8707

Correspondence

david.gillespie@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review