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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four recommendations for adjustment of a stroke survivor's family.
-Identify six tools for reducing depression in stroke survivors.
-Explain differences between left-brain and right-brain injury as a result of stroke.
-List seven home adaptation strategies for stroke survivors.
-List ten affirmation statements for a client recovering from stroke.
-Name four concepts regarding recovery from stroke.
-Identify four considerations for a stroke victim caregiver.
-Name four consistent themes identified that describe features of emotional recovery from stroke.
-Explain why did some stroke patients feel resigned to accepting a passive role in interaction with hospital staff, particularly in the early stages of their stroke.
-Explain how does McEachron define rehabilitation.
-Explain what percentage of patients with depression following stroke had no significant functional disability.
-Explain what have many studies found concerning the relationship between PSD and mortality.
-Explain how do Corbin and Strauss define the process of trajectory management.
-Explain why do some professionals consider stroke to be an exceptional illness that fits into a bereavement model of recovery.
-Explain what does Bury argue about the effects of serious, chronic illness.
-Explain how a patient with major or minor depression after stroke is how much more likely to die, compared with patients without depression.
-Explain what may the lack of association between PSD and the sex of the patient indicate, considering the sex prevalence of depression in the general population has a female: male ratio of 2:1.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."