Chapter 14. Longer-Term Support for Survivors and Supporters

  1. Dr Jane Williams Consultant Nurse chair member3,
  2. Professor Lin Perry Professor of Nursing Research member4 and
  3. Professor Caroline Watkins President member5
  1. Louise Brereton Lecturer1 and
  2. Jill Manthorpe Director2

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch14

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

How to Cite

Brereton, L. and Manthorpe, J. (2010) Longer-Term Support for Survivors and Supporters, in Acute Stroke Nursing (eds J. Williams, L. Perry and C. Watkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

  2. 4

    University of Technology Sydney and the Northern Network Hospitals, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health, Australia

  3. 5

    Clinical Practice Research Unit, School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161046

Online ISBN: 9781444318838



  • longer-term support for survivors and supporters;
  • effective discharge planning - promoting well-being and maximum recovery;
  • Acute Care for Elders (ACE) intervention and model of care for stroke patients;
  • long-term consequences of stroke;
  • promoting independence - attention to emotional and social consequences of stroke;
  • returning to pre-stroke role and work lifestyle - for majority of stroke patients;
  • long-term support - preventing recurrence of stroke and complications;
  • Carers' Assessment of Difficulties Index (CADI) and Carers' Assessment of Satisfactions Index – CASI;
  • emotional support and counselling


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Leaving hospital

  • What is required longer term?

  • What do carers want?

  • Conclusion

  • References