Oct 1, 1989

Psychological responses in aphasia: theoretical considerations and nursing implications

The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing : Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
C KellerD Gerstenberger

Abstract

Patients experiencing aphasia from brain damage due to cerebrovascular accident or craniocerebral trauma manifest psychological and behavioral changes resulting from communication deficits. Although literature is controversial regarding the etiology of the psychological responses, the major determinant of these responses depends upon the premorbid personality. Specific nursing diagnoses focusing on communication, knowledge deficits and grieving are presented with suggested interventions.

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Psychosexual Disorders
Sick Role
Etiology
Cerebrovascular Accident
Dysphasia
Nursing Diagnoses
Brain Damage, Chronic
Nurse-Patient Relations

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