Creating therapeutic relationships through communication

This particular type of poster aims to provide a review of the relevant literature regarding strategies for addressing the communication needs of nonverbal stroke patients. The objective was to organize data from primary investigations and literature reviews to determine the strategies utilized by healthcare professionals to enhance communication as well as patient outcomes for the mentioned category of patients.

Residual communication disorders are rather prevalent following stroke, the most common of which is aphasia which compromises the clients’ ability to communicate their needs and participate in health-related decision-making. Successful communication techniques play an important role in the nursing and rehabilitation context to guarantee that patients with such conditions deserve to be properly cared for. This literature review discusses a variety of research papers to understand how healthcare professionals facilitate communication inward stroke patients, with a focus on the technologies that support patient-centered and interprofessional practice.

Some primary research cited in the review includes Fryer (2013), Osei & Mwangi (2013), and Souza & Arcuri (2014). The study by Fryer evaluated participation of the stroke patients in rehabilitation activities focusing on the key practice of effectively communicating with patients with stroke to enhance their participation and improve rehabilitation outcomes

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