Head Injury

Head Injury

by Audrey Daisley, Rachel Tams, Udo Kischka
     
 

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Head injury affects approximately 1 in 300 families in England and Wales. It happens 'out of the blue' - without warning and therefore can be a bewildering and frightening experience, and frequently has a dramatic and sometimes devastating effect on the lives of the people involved. The sudden onset and the uncertainty surrounding recovery means that head injury often… See more details below

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Head injury affects approximately 1 in 300 families in England and Wales. It happens 'out of the blue' - without warning and therefore can be a bewildering and frightening experience, and frequently has a dramatic and sometimes devastating effect on the lives of the people involved. The sudden onset and the uncertainty surrounding recovery means that head injury often presents families with a wide array of emotions such as fear, guilt and sadness. With no previous experiences to
guide them, people with head injury and their families can feel overwhelmed.

This book begins with essential information about head injury including basic knowledge about the brain and how it is damaged. The book goes on to explore typical problems associated with a head injury and how to cope with specific issues. The third section provides support and guidance about how to deal with the long term consequences of a head injury, including information on where to find further support. Head Injury: The Facts is a family guide to understanding and coping with the
practical and emotional problems that head injury brings.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a...excellent summary guide."—International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Library Journal
10/01/2013
Daisley offers an easy-to-read treatise on the changes head injury brings to the patient, impacts on sexuality, and how to help children cope with a brain-injured family member.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191578717
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
11/13/2008
Series:
The Facts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Audrey Daisley, Dr Rachel Tams and Professor Udo Kischko are all based at The Oxford Centre for Enablement, an NHS Neurorehabilitation Unit in Oxford, which provides in and out patient neurorehabilitation, assessment and day care to people with acquired brain injury arising from head injury, stroke, and neurological illnesses.

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