E15: Participation in community

Those affected by stroke are enabled to live a full life in the community.

Key: e = element | k = knowledge | s = skill

Knowledge and understanding of…

the assessment and management of the physiological, neurological, and psychological effects of stroke and how they affect community participation
the full range of local and national resources and services available for those affected by stroke - particularly those relating to social participation, vocation, education, recreation, and peer support, to support sustained inclusion - including: health, social, voluntary, and independent; how to facilitate access and length of referral time
the range of potential impacts of stroke on the patient, carer, and family, the need to assess these, and assessment methods
the implications of stroke for lifestyle; driving; occupation, including voluntary work or education; and social participation
the range of methods, resources, and approaches available to facilitate communication with those affected by stroke

Skills and ability to...

assess, discuss, and review goal-setting and outcomes with those affected by stroke
monitor progress and agree or change a maintenance or management plan in conjunction with those affected by stroke
plan appropriate assessments and treatments in relation to community participation
Identify need and when to refer for more specialist or differing treatments where necessary
identify the full range of local and national resources and services available to facilitate participation and inclusion for those affected by stroke; assess their relevance and suitability for the patient, carer, and family; liaise with services, working across agencies and sharing information where appropriate; communicate referral arrangements, availability and waiting times
use individual commissioning