Stroke Survivors and Transition to Home, BSU Professor Gets Published in Minnesota Journal

Dr. Donna Pawlowski, professor of communication studies at Bemidji State University recently had an article published in the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal.

Pawlowski’s research, which included interviews from 12 stroke survivors and their caregivers, examines the transition from hospital discharge to home care. The study focused on the recovery of stroke survivors, caregiver preparedness and how environmental changes affected both physical and emotional recovery.



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