Death by Stroke

1532 Words Feb 26th, 2018 6 Pages
After the age of 55, the risk of stroke is doubled every 10 years (Brunner & Day, 2010). Despite advances in stroke management post stroke complications occur. Nurses must focus on developing successful strategies to promote home and community based care for victims of completed stroke in order for them to resume their daily life as safely and independently as possible. Strategies must target prevention of future strokes, since a stroke survivor has a 20% chance of having another stroke within 2 years, and care management after the cerebrovascular accident. Effective strategies must be aimed at restoring patient’s independence by improving physical, mental and emotional functions. Three nursing strategies to promote this include: continuous patient education, patient and/or family goal setting, as well as providing psychosocial support to the patient’s family or primary caregiver(s). This paper will analyze why these three proposed strategies are crucial to promote home and community based care, as well as ways these strategies can be implemented in such settings in order to improve the outcome for post-stroke patients.
Nurses have a unique role in the health care system. As professionals continuously at the patient’s side, nurses are often asked follow up questions by patients and families, especially when the physician explanations are not in terms the patient…

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