Case Study : Nursing Management Of A Patient With Stroke Essay

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Case Study: Nursing Management of a patient with Stroke

Introduction

This essay will consider the case of John, a stroke patient. Biological as well as psycho-social aspects of his condition will be presented and the impact on his health condition;
He is an active smoker and occasionally drinking over the weekend (2 bottles of wine), recently retired and used to work as a lorry driver for Ford. He lives alone, independently. His wife died 2 years ago and his only daughter lives nearby. He is a 67 year old male, white British with a history of hypertension, was diagnosed with Left Parietal ICH (Intracerebral haemorrhage) after reporting on A&E sudden onset RSW (right side weak) slurred speech (Dysarthria) and confusion.
The patient was met in a stroke rehabilitation ward after being in the care of specialists from the acute stroke unit. The author met John while in a hospital setting placement and his improvement was noticeable and it was easy to follow the treatment pathway. John was indubitable extremely involved in his treatment, proactive in his recovery and willing to get well soon to go back to his normal life. John was approachable, open and consented(Royal College of Nursing RCN 2011) for the author to have access on his medical notes. The Patient 's name will be replaced by a pseudonym due to confidentiality in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (NMC 2015).

The illness/ Condition

Stroke also called cerebrovascular (CVA) is a brain attack…

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