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Stroke - it Couldn't Happen to Me: One Woman's Story of Surviving a Brain-Stem Stroke by Margaret Cromarty

Stroke - it Couldn't Happen to Me: One Woman's Story of Surviving a Brain-Stem Stroke by Margaret Cromarty

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Margaret Cromarty was a nurse who suffered a catastrophic stroke aged just 43, which left her with Locked-In Syndrome. This account of her treatment describes the frustrations of being fully aware but ignored as a person by carers unable to communicate effectively, and the painfully slow steps towards rehabilitation.

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Margaret Cromarty was a nurse who suffered a catastrophic stroke aged just 43, which left her with Locked-In Syndrome. Still paralysed even now, with the aid of an on-screen keyboard she has written this unflinching account of her treatment. It describes the frustrations of being fully aware but ignored as a person by carers unable to communicate effectively, and the painfully slow steps towards rehabilitation.It contains vital lessons for health professionals caring for victims of stroke, and for families and friends of patients. 'I learned later that the doctors expected that I would die. They made a poor attempt at concealing this expectation. They discussed me over me. I was dismayed at the negative vibes they exuded each time they came to see me. I felt that they had written me off already. Of course they can have had little idea of how their behaviour affected me. I just lay there, seemingly unresponsive, just existing, unable to enlighten them as to what was going on inside my head.' - Margaret Cromarty.

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SKU GOR002474522
Title Stroke - it Couldn't Happen to Me: One Woman's Story of Surviving a Brain-Stem Stroke
Author By (author) Margaret Cromarty
Contributor By (author) Shoaib Siddiqui
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year Published 2008
Page Number 130
ISBN 1846192951
ISBN13 9781846192951
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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