Brain damage is always serious, but recent developments in treatment, technology, management and social expectations have led to a much more optimistic approach to the problems of brain injury and outcomes. Achieving the best outcome is not within the power of one profession alone: it depends initially upon ambulance paramedics and emergency medical departments, and thereafter on medical specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and occupational therapists, dieticians, psychologists and psychiatrists. This collection of short, readable chapters provides all these professionals with a quick and accessible account of advances in the key areas of common interest to those concerned with the acute treatment, assessment, rehabilitation and long-term management of brain injury patients, including social and legal issues relating to these concerns. The objective of this book is to help practitioners work together more effectively towards better outcome for their patients.
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