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The Aftermath of Stroke : The Experience of Patients and their Families - Robert Anderson

The Aftermath of Stroke

The Experience of Patients and their Families

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Published: 31st July 1992
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Stroke affects the personal, social, professional and family lives of patients and their carers. This book is based on a study in which 175 stroke patients and their family carers were followed from the time of the stroke for a period of eighteen months. It tells of their experience of the illness and examines their patterns of coping, including physical, social, economic and emotional aspects. The words of the patients and their carers illuminate these histories of life after stroke, vividly expressing the difficulties encountered with the services designed to help them. At a time when the health and welfare services in many countries are rethinking their strategies for community care, this study underlines the importance of social factors in recovery after stroke. Written for doctors and other health care workers involved with stroke patients, this careful and comprehensive account will direct attention to practices which can improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness, and their carers.

'This is a fascinating and thought-provoking book of relevance to anyone involved in the care and rehabilitation of stroke patients and their families.' Andrew Carson, British Journal of General Practice 'If you are concerned with any aspect of stroke and wish to learn more about its everyday meaning you should read this book.' Graham P. Mulley, British Medical Journal

Acknowledgements
Stroke: an introduction to the problem
The Greenwich stroke study
Coming into medical care: the first month after stroke
Hospital care and rehabilitation
Survival, physical disability and health
Support in the community
The effects of stroke on social, family and personal life
Caring and coping with stroke
Resources for coping with stroke
Appendix
References
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521401968
ISBN-10: 0521401968
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.82  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.5