Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
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Terri is a 83 yo widow, who just suffered a stroke on the right side. She has residual left-sided weakness, difficulty swallowing and communicating and aspirates easily. The doctor has initiated aspiration precautions and her diet included pureed foods and nectar thick liquids. While in the hospital, she receives PT, OT, ST and assistance with her basic hygiene needs. Terri was independent at home, cooked her own meals, drove a car, did her own laundry and housekeeping. Her closest relative is her 82 yo brother who suffers from DM and is blind in the right eye. He lives 30 minutes away.

1:  How can the hospital intervene to assist Terri with her discharge care and who should be part of this process.

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