Rehabilitation of the Severely Brain-injured Adult: A Practical Approach

Rehabilitation of the Severely Brain-injured Adult: A Practical Approach

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By (author) Gordon Muir-Giles, By (author) Jo Clark-Wilson, By (author) Ian Fussey

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  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 20mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 18 October 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 0748733523
  • ISBN 13: 9780748733521
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: references, further reading, index
  • Sales rank: 1,611,265

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This edition discusses the many recent advances in the treatment of the brain-injured adult. It focuses on practical treatment approaches which recognize that many brain-injured adults remain seriously disabled for life. It gives full consideration to pharmacological approaches, in their own right and as part of an integrated behavioural approach to rehabilitation. It suggests new models of care for the brain-injured adult living in the community.

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The nature and consequences of brain injury; theories of recovery following brain injury; physical changes following brain injury; psychological consequences of brain injury; psychiatric changes following brain injury; assessment of the brain-injured adult; learning approaches following brain injury; management of the brain-injured patient in the acute stage of recovery; retraining physical skills in functional settings; improving cognitive abilities in functional settings; enhancing behavioural control in functional settings; social-skills retraining following severe brain injury; facilitating community reintegration; work skills; future directions.