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Question: Critically analyse how the National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People (DoH 2001) may influence current acute and critical care practice, with regards to the delivery of stroke services.

Answer: The purpose of this assignment is to critically analyse how the National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People (DoH 2001) may influence current acute and critical care practice, with regards to the delivery of stroke services. The nurse’s role within this will also be reviewed in order to establish what benefits have been brought forward from 2001 to 2006. Advice from the NSF for Older People for the management of stroke services will be investigated to see what levels of treatment are given today, what influence the NSF have given for the management of stroke patients in acute and critical care areas and who is needed to develop the stroke teams. Changes within a stroke care team will also be considered, in order to see if there is still scope for improvement and how much a nurse has to play in the care of stroke patients.

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  • Subject: Nursing
  • Course: BSc (HONS) Nursing (Adult)
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2655
  • Date submitted: January 04, 2020
  • Date written: May, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8781

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