Nursing and rehabilitation: the interventions of nurses in stroke patient care
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2007
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 29–34, January 1993
How to Cite
O'CONNOR, S. E. (1993), Nursing and rehabilitation: the interventions of nurses in stroke patient care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2: 29–34. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1993.tb00127.x
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2007
- Accepted for publication 10 July 1992
- rehabilitation nursing;
- nursing intervention
- •The nature of the therapeutic interventions of nurses in the care of stroke patients is at the core of the debate over the exact role of the nurse in patient rehabilitation.
- •The nature of that intervention is explored in the terms of previous writers in the area through a review of the English language literature published.
- •The main conclusion is that even though the number and quality of publications has increased significantly, the nature of the nurse's specific interventions are still vague with the result that Henderson's claim for nurses to be the ‘rehabilitator par excellence’ still lies unfulfilled.
- •This lack of precision enhances the possibility that the nature of the nurse's interventions will be defined and hence potentially constrained by other professionals.