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.
|Number of pages
|The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
|Published - Oct 1989
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
- Clinical Neurology