Life after stroke: more than a survival of the fittest
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Mr Vice Chancellor sir, I intend to make this Inaugural Lecture a true town-and-gown affair. I have elected to speak on the topic: Life after stroke: more than a survival of the fittest. Stroke is a very common condition. There is no one present in this hall today who can claim ignorance of it. It is either you have a relative living with it, or you know someone who has succumbed to it, or living with it. From the title of this lecture, we can have a glimpse of the fact that a person can survive a stroke and continue to live thereafter. In this lecture, we will try to understand the meaning of rehabilitation (the tool needed by a stroke survivor to hold on to meaningful life); we will appreciate the role of physiotherapy in the rehabilitation of a stroke survivor; we will try to understand the origin and meaning of the expression "survival of the fittest" and see whether it applies to the life of a stroke survivor. Finally, I will give an account of my odyssey as' an expert in the field of stroke rehabilitation and also as an accomplished academic, a researcher and a trainer of trainers.
An Inaugural Lecture of University of Lagos delivered at JF Ade-Ajayi Auditorium on Wednesday 17th February 2021
Trainer of Trainers , Stroke rehabilitation , Stroke survivor , Physiotherapy , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Olajide, A.O. (2021). Life after stroke: more than a survival of the fittest. An Inaugural Lecture of University of Lagos delivered at JF Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka.