Focus Games Ltd is delighted to launch Stroke Touchpoint Cards, a unique resource designed to support and improve conversations between stroke patients and healthcare professionals.

Patients can often feel embarrassed or uncomfortable discussing health or emotional issues following a stroke. Stroke Touchpoint Cards are designed to empower patients by allowing them to see the common issues raised by others affected by stroke and give “permission” for potentially difficult subjects to be discussed and not avoided.
This helps to make appointments more effective for the patient and the therapist and ensures that important issues are addressed. Using the cards helps structure conversations and focus on key issues, ensuring the best use of time during an appointment.

Stroke Touchpoint Cards can be used by any members of the multidisciplinary team involved in stroke rehabilitation including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists.

Specifically designed for stroke patients, the cards feature simple designs to aid cognition and communication, and are divided into 4 categories, each containing cards representing common issues faced after a stroke:

1. Health
2. Feelings
3. Daily living
4. Effects of stroke

At the beginning of a meeting or discussion the healthcare professional and stroke patient both select picture cards from the pack that represent the things they’d like to discuss. People who may feel anxious or embarrassed about discussing physical and emotional issues are given “permission” to discuss topics which might have been avoided.
The cards are very easy to use, non-threatening and portable.

Find out more at www.touchpointcards.co.uk/
Twitter: @StrokeCards