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Pushing the boundaries

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A personal account of recovery from stroke

Title: Pushing the boundaries – A personal account of recovery from stroke

Author: David Guthrie

Publisher: Dartas Books

Reviewer: Debbie Quinn, BSc (Hons), PGDip, RGN, Queens Nurse, Northamptonshire

What was it like?

A journal of the experience of Rita, David’s wife, following a stroke. David writes his observations and struggles throughout Rita’s journey.

What were the highlights?

Useful to understand the complex role of carer/spouse. It demonstrates David’s struggles and fights to ensure that Rita could recover from her devastating stroke.

Strengths and Weaknesses?

The book clearly demonstrates David’s determination to ensure best care and rehabilitation for his wife. He faces many challenges throughout the book with the local PCT and Healthcare Professionals. He has references best care through the National Stroke Framework and how his local services could not meet this for Rita. Eventually obtaining this in South Africa. Unfortunately the book is repetitive at times, relooking over earlier chapters and this can prove quite challenging for readers.

Who should read it?

Healthcare professionals involved in stroke care/long term conditions, family carers and stroke survivors.

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