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Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice by Nathan Zasler

By Nathan Zasler

Written by means of stated leaders within the box, this ebook is for all neurologist, psychiatrist, and rehabilitationist operating with TBI sufferers. This booklet presents a entire and distinct neuromedical view of take care of the individual with mind damage. the point of interest is on assesment and therapy of quite a few difficulties confronting TBI sufferers through the post-acute interval and later. Chapters disguise very important subject matters corresponding to epidemiology, preventions, felony matters, lifestyles care making plans and masses extra.

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Other disciplines such as social workers, rehabilitation technicians, therapy assistants, behavior specialists, recreation therapists, other subspecialty therapists, chaplains, and attorneys may also contribute to care. Expertise in managing behavioral problems and assuring patient, family and staff safety is important because patients in agitated confusional states are usually managed at this level of care (see below). Family education to familiarize them with the problems and needs of persons with brain injury is essential at this level of care, especially for those that will transition home from acute inpatient rehabilitation.

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