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Authors

  1. Pierce, Linda L. PhD, MSN, RN, CRRN, FAAN
  2. Steiner, Victoria PhD

Abstract

Men transitioning from noncaregiver to caregiver for their partner (wife or long-term friend) with stroke may find that role unsettling. Male caregivers' success stories in caring for these partners through authors' reflections from their experience are shared. These men's stories focused on achievements: (1) gaining confidence through functional improvement; (2) nurturing success through mutually positive attitude; and (3) resuming "normal" roles. Providers can learn from these accounts, sharing these success stories with other caregivers so that they can successfully adapt to new roles in caring for women partners with stroke.