A nurse is caring for a patient who suffered a right-sided CVA. Which of the following would the nurse expect to see? Please select all that apply.


• Hemiplegia is paralysis on one side of the body. Depending on the location of the CVA (left or right hemisphere of the brain), the effects will be seen on the opposite side of the body (eg. right side brain damage=left side body deficits) 

• Patients with a right-sided CVA are impulsive and lack judgment. They are often unaware of their deficits, which put them at a high safety risk. 

• Impairments of speech and language are seen with a left-sided CVA. Damage to Broca's area causes expressive aphasia. Damage to Wernicke's area is associated with receptive aphasia. 

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