Expanding the role of the stroke nurse: a pragmatic clinical trial.

  title={Expanding the role of the stroke nurse: a pragmatic clinical trial.},
  author={Christopher Richard Burton and Bernard Gibbon},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={52 6},
AIMS This paper reports a study evaluating whether expanding a specialist nursing role to provide outreach education and support to stroke patients and carers after discharge from hospital is effective in promoting recovery. BACKGROUND Building therapeutic relationships with patients and carers is a key component of the nursing role in stroke rehabilitation, although this is limited by the constraints of service organization. METHODS A pragmatic randomized controlled trial was undertaken… CONTINUE READING

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