The nurse is recieving report on a client who had a stroke. The nurse states, "The client is impossible to understand, they are poor historians and are very depressed." The recieving nurse recognizes this as what kind of stroke?

 

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- Right hemisphere

- Left hemisphere

- Frontal lobe

- Occipital lobe

Rationale

This client had a stroke in the Left hemisphere because language comprehension, cautious, and depressive deficits are conducive to left hemisphere stroke. Right hemisphere damage tends to have impulsivity, poor safety awareness, and impaired judgement.

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