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Developing aphasia-friendly services for stroke survivors

VOL: 102, ISSUE: 47, PAGE NO: 32Isatu Mason, PGDipEd, SRN, SCM, RN, is stroke services coordinator, Tower Hamlets PCT and Barts and The London NHS TrustsStroke has the potential to affect the health and quality of life not only of the individuals affected but also of their carers, which may subsequently affect outcomes (Han and Haley, 1999). These difficulties can be compounded by a lack of adequate support and education from professionals.

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