the key practice of effectively communicating with 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.

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. Osei & Mwangi (2013) provided treatment objectives that were targeted towards increasing the efficiency of the communication in nursing care of patients suffering from aphasia with specific emphasis on the importance of using communication aids and ensuring that the nursing personnel are trained and educated in the management of patients with aphasia. In their study, Souza & Arcuri (2014) explored the communication practices of the teams within a nursing setting while caring for stroke patients, focusing on the importance of team collaboration and the use of technologies to meet patients’ communication requirements

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