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Att drabbas av och leva med stroke : en studie av självbiografier

by Johansson, Hanna-Sara; Wikström, Elisabeth

Abstract (Summary)
Stroke is a widespread disease in Sweden. Nurses play a central part for those who suffer from a stroke irrespective of where in the care chain they meet. To be able to meet the patients’ need of care the nurse must understand his/her lifeworld. Each and every patient is unique and the experience of being struck by a stroke depends on personality and life situation. Those who suffer from aphasia are usually excluded in research and therefore there is lack of improtant knowledge. The aim of this study is to describe the experiences of suffering from and living with a stroke. By studying autobiographies the opportunity has opened to share the experiences of patients suffering from aphasia. To suffer from stroke is a big changeover in life and gives visible and invisible disabilities. These disabilities limit them in their every day life. Nursing staff becomes authorities and it’s important that the staff provides time for discussions. A fruitful discussion reduces suffering and creates feelings of being noticed and involvement. The result shows that those who suffer longs and endeavours for living life as normal as possible.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:stroke brain damage life world experiences aphasia

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Date of Publication:06/17/2008

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