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Nurs Stand. 2004 Apr 28-May 4;18(33):43-52; quiz 54, 56.

Stroke: holistic care and management.

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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).

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