Psychological Management of Stroke

Psychological Management of Stroke

Psychological Management of Stroke

Psychological Management of Stroke

Synopsis

Psychological Management of Stroke presents a review and synthesis of the current theory and data relating to the assessment, treatment, and psychological aspects of stroke.
  • Provides comprehensive reviews of evidence based practice relating to stroke
  • Written by clinical psychologists working in stroke services
  • Covers a broad range of psychological aspects, including fitness to drive, decision making, prevention of stroke, and involvement of carers and families
  • Reviews and synthesizes new data across a wide range of areas relevant to stroke and the assessment, treatment, and care of stroke survivors and their families
  • Represents a novel approach to the application of psychological theory and principles in the stroke field

Excerpt

This book came about in response to several requests for information from professionals working in stroke services. in the United Kingdom and worldwide, there has been an increasing recognition that stroke has important psychological dimensions. the management of these presents a challenge to staff working in public health, voluntary organisations, primary care, emergency services as well as dedicated stroke services. Therefore, clinical psychologists have been increasingly recruited to work with survivors of stroke and to advise other professionals, particularly members of multidisciplinary stroke teams, on psychological assessment and interventions.

The aim of the book was to provide professionals working in stroke services with the evidence base to support their role. the aim was also to demonstrate the wide range of psychological skills which are relevant in helping people who have had strokes, or who are at risk of stroke. the inclusion of practical examples and case histories is intended to illustrate the application of psychological skills and knowledge in a real-world context. It is also hoped that it will give ‘life’ and relevance to the research literature.

The overall aim is to improve clinical services and outcomes for those who have suffered a stroke and for their families. Increasing recognition of the psychological aspects of stroke management and the development of psychological skills by all members of the multiprofessional team will help achieve these goals.

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