04. Psychosocial Effects

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4.1 Describes potential changes in emotions of the stroke survivor and caregiver related to the stroke event.

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4.2 Identifies the importance of addressing the stroke survivor and caregivers coping abilities.

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Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: Supporting Patients, Families and Caregivers Following Stroke

Attend an initial interview session with a social worker when he/she is seeing a family member/stroke patient.

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Written self-reflection describing an intervention that you used to help a family member cope with the patient’s diagnosis of stroke.

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4.3 Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate responses to the stroke survivor’s alternations in mood such as depression and frustration.

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4.4 Identifies signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and self- destructive behaviour.

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4.5 Determines the stroke survivor and caregiver’s understanding of the effects of stroke, and their learning needs.

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Written self-reflection describing a patient example in which an interaction with a patient or caregiver led to a greater understanding of their learning needs.

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4.6 Identifies basic knowledge of resources inside and outside the organization for stroke survivors and caregivers

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Review the current resource list used by your team and add any new social support services you have learned about.