Department of Nursing and


Undergraduate Programme

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|Registration Number:                                     |1819690                                                                         |
|Module Code:                                             |ADN208                                                                           |
|Assessment Number:                                       |A1                                                                               |
|Assessment Title:                                       |Challenges in Nursing Care                                                       |
|Number of Words:                                         |2721                                                                             |

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During my time as a student nurse I have encountered patients with a variety of different healthcare problems and needs.   Each person has different needs and requires varying levels of care.   With each patient come various problems that may affect the patient’s quality of life.   It is important the nurses identify these problems and work out ways to overcome them and provide patient centred care.   This essay will solely discuss caring for a patient that has had a stroke and the challenges encountered when caring for this person.

A stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the UK (Jones 2004) and the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer (Kukanesen, Patel 2011).   Every five minutes in the UK someone suffers a stroke and the elderly are at more of a risk.   Within a month of suffering a stroke 17% of people die, and that number increases to 33% within six...