Stroke in the Family: Theoretical Considerations

Pamela G. Watson

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The purpose of this article is to present the stroke situation as it relates to family functioning. Using the family as a theoretical construct, attention is directed to the typical reactive pattern of the family that experiences a stroke in one of its members. Variables likely to influence the impact of stroke on a family are identified. Factors that favor a positive adaptive family response to stroke are discussed. 1986 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalRehabilitation Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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