Psychological responses in aphasia: theoretical considerations and nursing implications.

C. Keller, D. Tanner, C. M. Urbina, D. Gerstenberger

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-294
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical–Surgical


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