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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182357
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing the Recovery of a Stroke Survivor: Bridging the Gap in the Community
Author(s):
Ball, Christina
Author Details:
Christina Ball, RN, CNRN, Neuroscience Specialist, Shore Health System, Easton, Maryland, USA, email: cball@shorehealth.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: By using a collaborative approach with patients and their families, nursing, rehabilitation, case management, and physicians, a comprehensive discharge plan is created that focuses on the individual. As a result of this collaborative, the percentage of patients being assessed for rehabilitation has increased, and has given the patient ownership of their rehabilitation plan. This collaborative has allowed more stroke patients to participate in aggressive rehabilitation in an effort to maximize not only physical and mental functions, but allow the stroke survivor to focus on personal goals, and increase their ability to manage their life after stroke. Group support is believed to be a powerful rehabilitative tool. This concept inspired the creation of a stroke support group for members of the community. Facilitated by a nurse and a stroke survivor, the group has grown from 10 to 35 members. Survivors have clarified misconceptions, gained knowledge, established resources, and begun an acceptance of a new life while receiving support from others. Given the opportunity, survivors can benefit from support earlier in their recovery. Through a peer mentorship program, patients have an opportunity to speak with a survivor and share their feelings and concerns. The program establishes a resource early, provides support, and promotes a positive outlook on recovery. A stroke survivors success is not based simply on regaining function. With shorter hospital stays, providing an individualized discharge plan which offers opportunities for support, bridges the gap between the hospital and community, which maximizes a stroke survivors recovery.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing the Recovery of a Stroke Survivor: Bridging the Gap in the Communityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBall, Christinaen_US
dc.author.detailsChristina Ball, RN, CNRN, Neuroscience Specialist, Shore Health System, Easton, Maryland, USA, email: cball@shorehealth.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182357-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: By using a collaborative approach with patients and their families, nursing, rehabilitation, case management, and physicians, a comprehensive discharge plan is created that focuses on the individual. As a result of this collaborative, the percentage of patients being assessed for rehabilitation has increased, and has given the patient ownership of their rehabilitation plan. This collaborative has allowed more stroke patients to participate in aggressive rehabilitation in an effort to maximize not only physical and mental functions, but allow the stroke survivor to focus on personal goals, and increase their ability to manage their life after stroke. Group support is believed to be a powerful rehabilitative tool. This concept inspired the creation of a stroke support group for members of the community. Facilitated by a nurse and a stroke survivor, the group has grown from 10 to 35 members. Survivors have clarified misconceptions, gained knowledge, established resources, and begun an acceptance of a new life while receiving support from others. Given the opportunity, survivors can benefit from support earlier in their recovery. Through a peer mentorship program, patients have an opportunity to speak with a survivor and share their feelings and concerns. The program establishes a resource early, provides support, and promotes a positive outlook on recovery. A stroke survivors success is not based simply on regaining function. With shorter hospital stays, providing an individualized discharge plan which offers opportunities for support, bridges the gap between the hospital and community, which maximizes a stroke survivors recovery.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:20:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:20:42Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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