Birgitte Blicher Pedersen

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Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. In the United States, it was estimated that approximately 750,000 patients had a stroke annually. Denmark, with a population of 5.5 million, had about 12,500 cases of hospitalizations from stroke in 2009. Despite the patient's obvious need for complex nursing care and a common recognition of(More)
RATIONALE In the last decades, length of stay of in-hospital rehabilitation of patients with stroke has been significantly reduced. Health authorities expect relatives to be at disposal to convey the knowledge of everyday life and to provide emotional as well as practical support in relation to the patient. Caregivers require nurse assistance, support and(More)
BACKGROUND The description of nursing roles and functions in rehabilitation of patients with stroke remains sparse. AIM The aim of this study was to describe the experienced roles and functions of nurses during in-hospital rehabilitation of patients with stroke. METHODS Within a phenomenological hermeneutic approach, 19 nurses working with in-hospital(More)
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