Lilly's Stroke Case Study

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This essay will focus on a lady named Lilly who is only 45 years old and has been in hospital for several weeks so far after having a stroke. Lilly had a stroke which is known as and Ischaemic Stroke, which according to The Stroke Association, ‘’is caused by a blockage cutting off blood supply to the brain.’’ According to healthcare practitioners Lilly’s stroke was the result of high blood pressure, which according to the Stroke Association, ‘’is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.’’ This topic was chosen as by having the stroke Lilly has became exposed to vulnerabilities as well as having many risk factors relating to this condition. As Lilly is still relatively young and has a husband and three children, aged 23, 20 …show more content…
Lilly feels powerless, physically, and emotionally weak as well as feeling that she won’t be the same again. Lilly is vulnerable as she can not see passed her stroke and is reluctant to accept help from within her rehabilitation ward. As well as being vulnerable, Lilly also possesses risk factors which relate to her stroke. WHO defines risk factors as, ‘’any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury.’’ Because of Lilly’s stroke, she has many risk factors which have generated from this. Having low self-esteem will undeniably increase Lilly’s chances of becoming depressed. One significant risk factor that will influence Lilly is high family stress. Lilly’s family are becoming increasingly apprehensive towards Lilly’s reluctance to actively accept help from health professionals such as, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. As mentioned in the introduction Lilly’s stroke was the result of her …show more content…
During each of these stages, each individual person will at some point encounter a psychosocial crisis which could have a positive or negative result for personality development. Lilly would be based at Erikson’s seventh stage which is generativity vs stagnation. This stage happens around the age of between forty to sixty-five years of age (Simplypsychology, 2013). In this stage in life Lilly has already established a career and created a loving family with her husband. It is at the stage where a negative impact to Lilly’s lifespan as after achieving this Lilly’s life has now changed. She now feels like she is failing her family in many ways after her stroke and she is now became stagnant and feels unable to feel normal again. Lilly’s stage of stagnation includes her being self-centered in terms of not taking an active interest in her rehabilitation, thus placing her feelings over her family’s and not how they will suffer. For a stroke patient to survive as successfully as possible it is crucial that they be as independent and productive as possible during their rehab process (Taylor, B 2015). Lilly has not long had her stroke; however, it is important that she starts to cooperate to treatment as early as possible to give herself a better chance of recovering as much as possible. If Lilly fails to accept help then this could result

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