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Head Injury

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 11mm | 219g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Various illustrations and line drawings
  • 0199218226
  • 9780199218226
  • 848,636

Table of contents

Preface and Foreword ; 1. Coping with head injury: introduction and overview ; 2. How the brain works and how it is damaged ; 3. Treatment and recovery after head injury ; 4. Changes in physical functioning ; 5. Changes in thinking skills ; 6. Changes in speech, language and communication ; 7. Changes in emotions and behaviour ; 8. Changes in sexual functioning ; 9. Family issues after head injury ; 10. Helping children cope with head injury in the family ; 11. The longer term ; Resources and further reading ; Information for younger children (aged 7-10) ; Information for young people (aged 11-15) ; Glossary and Index
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...meets a need for those coping with head injury. A copy would not go amiss on the shelves of any neurorehabilitation unit, and it would in fact be a reasonable primer for health-care students needing a basic introduction to the subject. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
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...meets a need for those coping with head injury. A copy would not go amiss on the shelves of any neurorehabilitation unit, and it would in fact be a reasonable primer for health-care students needing a basic introduction to the subject. * International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation *
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About Audrey Daisley

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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