Patientinvolvement has meant that the role of nurses in rehabilitation has to change(Dreyer et.
al, 2016). However, the illustration of the roles played by nursesin rehabilitation is sporadic. Basic nursing care has been mentioned to be themost crucial thing as part of developing hope for both the patient and thefamily in dealing with the unaccustomed situation (Dreyer et.al, 2016, pg.113).In the structural analysis of research conducted on the role and function ofnurses in patients with stroke, ‘the nurse’srole and function in regard to the patient`s wants 24/7’ was mentioned as a keytheme. The importance of these theme in giving excellent subacute care shallbe discussed in this paper. Caryet.
al (2016, pg.769) acknowledge that both individual and facility outcomestend to impact the results from self-care and mobility. Individual factors suchas race, gender and age play a pivotal role. Since nurses spend most of thetime with a patient they believe perceive themselves as the most qualifiedpeople to handle patients. This theme`s importance is illustrated in thesubthemes.
To begin with, the nurses are tasked with the duty of knowing thepatient as a person. According to Dreyer et.al (2016, pg.112), nurses hold theintegrity of knowing the human being behind the patient. This is necessary asit allows the nurses to beware of the individual`s day to day routines prior tothe stroke. In the process of knowing the patient, information is collectedwhich is put forward in an individual day program where the routines of thepatient can be monitored and at the same time care for the patient. Anothersubtheme identified is that the basic wants of the patient should emerge first.Basic nursing care in secretion and nutrition is addressed.
By identifyingthese basic needs, nurses are able to formulate a plan to integrate into day today activities. Family involvement also emerges as a subtheme and furtherillustrates the importance of the main theme in nursing care. Involving familyis crucial since the family has a role to play in supporting thepatient, maintaining hope and establishing a good phase in the rehabilitationprocess. Edvardsson & Innes (2010, pg.842) argue that there are two tools for measuring family involvement with one being18 items that determine the importance of being involved with a patient.
Thetool is part of the person-centred careassessment tool. This tool can be used indetermining the effectiveness of the third subtheme.