Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


18: Sensitive and effective conversations at end-of-life care after acute stroke

Introduction

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Introduction

Module Authors Module Lead Professor Gillian Mead, University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian Group Members Dr Fergus Doubal, University of...

In the first few hours

Framework for discussion Within the first few hours of stroke, the priority for communication will depend to some extent on...

In the first few days

Context for discussion The patient will probably have been transferred to an acute stroke unit Complications such as aspiration pneumonia...

How to have effective conversations with distressed or upset families

Context Relatives can be extremely upset after the diagnosis of stroke. This may come across as anger or aggression towards...

Feeding and hydration issues

Introduction ‘Feeding is basic to life but it can also be an artificial medical procedure in the power of health...

Communication with families and patients when the stroke patient is close to death

General Points about discussions about ‘goals of care’ In the ‘first few hours’ scenario, we explored how to have conversations...

Communication within teams

The importance of good communication within teams In this section we want you to look at your own communication; how...

Conclusion

Having sensitive and effective conversations with patients and their families after a severe stroke can help ensure that the care...

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