An overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties after stroke

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses

Authors

Joanna Dark, Speech and language therapy student, University College, London.
Ruth Sander, Independent consultant in care of the older person.


Short description

Learn about patients' communication, movement and perception difficulties following stroke, and the strategies nurses can use to help people cope with changes to their lives.


Detailed description

For many people who have had a stroke, weakness or paralysis on one side - hemiparesis or hemiplegia - is the most obvious symptom. However, brain damage, including stroke, can cause a range of impairments that may be less obvious but equally devastating for people and their families. This module provides an overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties, and the strategies nurses can use to help people cope with any changes to their lives.

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