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NRS 410V Topic 2 DQ 2 Discuss characteristic findings for a stroke and how it affects the lives of patients and their families. Discuss the nurse's role in supporting the patient's psychological and emotional needs. Provide an example. A stroke or brain attack occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is halted by a rupture or hemorrhagic stroke, or a thrombus – ischemic stroke in a blood vessel supplying the area. When the blood flow ceases, the area of the brain is deprived of oxygen, and brain cells begin to die. The functions of that area of the brain are diminished or lost because of brain cell death and reduction in the nervous systems ability to transmit impulses. The person may have temporary weakness of an arm, leg, or one side of the body, or lose aspects of memory or ability to speak, depending on the site and severity of the stroke (National Stroke Association, n.d.). The sudden signs and symptoms of stroke include:

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