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Can I tell you about having a Stroke?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
 

Features Fred - a man who has had a stroke. In this title, Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781849054959
Barcode 9781849054959
Published 15 August 2014 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Taylor, Lisa
By Chia, Swee Hong
Illustrated by Stanton, Katie
Series Can I Tell You About...?
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ISBN-13 9781849054959
ISBN-10 1849054959
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 August 2014
International Publication Date 21 August 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Taylor, Lisa
By Chia, Swee Hong
Illustrated by Stanton, Katie
Series Can I Tell You About...?
Category Disability & Illness
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 172g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
Library of Congress Cerebrovascular disease
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 362.19681
Catalogue Code 498229

Description of this Book

Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who has had a stroke, from child to adult. It will help readers to understand and explain what a stroke is and encourage open discussion among family members, carers and friends. The 'Can I tell you about...?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions and other issues that affect our lives. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences, the challenges they face, and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Stroke can be a terrifying experience for both the patient and the family. This wonderful little book explains everything clearly and will I am sure both educate and reassure families who have to live through a very difficult experience. Tony Rudd CBE, Professor of Stroke Medicine Kings College London, National Clinical Director for Stroke NHS England, London Stroke Clinical Director This is a wonderful book which tells the story of Granddad Fred and his stroke. It provides a child-friendly explanation of a complicated condition with unfamiliar problems in very simple terms, which may be useful for adults as well. The book treats the topic with sensitivity and warmth. It explains the 'FAST' campaign and underlines the importance of getting someone with a suspected stroke to hospital very quickly. It also explains why the stroke may have happened, the problems Granddad has afterwards and the professionals who help him and Joan with rehabilitation. The illustrations bring Granddad Fred and his stroke to life. Professor Avril Drummond, Occupational Therapist, Professor of Healthcare Research and Director of Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dr Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia are both lecturers in Occupational Therapy at the University of East Anglia, UK. Lisa has extensive experience in the field of neurological rehabilitation. She has formulated and evaluated a treatment programme for individuals who have experienced visual problems following a stroke. Swee has publications within the area of perceptual difficulties. Katie Stanton is a Bristol-based illustrator who studied Contemporary Art at the University of Huddersfield.

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