Stroke: holistic care and management
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Stroke: holistic care and management

Elizabeth Mitchell Lecturer in nursing, course director, Dementia studies and option leader for specialist stroke nursing pathway
Kevin Moore Lecturer, Nursing and course director BSc/BSc(Hons) Nursing, Mental Health, School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Magee Campus, County Londonderry

Stroke can have a devastating effect on a patient’s life and that of his or her family. This article discusses the causes and effects of stroke and outlines the role of the nurse in the rehabilitation of a patient after stroke with reference to the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (RCP 2002).

Nursing Standard. 18, 33, 43-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.


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This article has been subject to double blind peer review