Introduction to the stroke series
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Introduction to the stroke series

Anne Rowat Lecturer, Adult nursing studies, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, Research action group, Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum

THIS ARTICLE is an introduction to a series of articles outlining the priorities of stroke care. The aim of these articles is to raise nurses’ awareness of caring for stroke patients with complex problems in a range of care environments, to enhance knowledge and improve understanding of stroke. The focus is on evidence-based practice and the application of stroke competencies and national guidelines to help readers in their future clinical practice.

Nursing Standard. 26, 2,35-36. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.09.26.2.35.c8708