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Title Acquired brain injury : an integrative neuro-rehabilitation approach / Jean Elbaum, Deborah M. Benson, editors

Published New York : Springer, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 298 pages)
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Contents Introduction -- Neurosurgery and Acquired Brain Injury : An Educational Primer -- Physiatry and Acquired Brain Injury -- The Role of the Neurologist in the Assessment and Treatment of Patients status post Acquired Brain Injury -- Voiding and Sexual Dysfunction after Cerebrovascular Accident and Traumatic Brain Injury : The Role of the Neuro-urologist -- Neuropsychiatry and Traumatic Brain Injury -- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment Approaches -- The Role of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Optometrist -- Nursing Care of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Patient -- Case Management in the Neuro-Rehabilitation Setting -- Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation in the Patient with Acquired Brain Injury -- The Functional Role of the Occupational Therapist on the Neuro-Rehabilitation Team -- Rehabilitation of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders -- Counseling Individuals post Acquired Brain Injury : Considerations and Objectives -- Acquired Brain Injury and the Family : Challenges and Interventions -- Long Term Challenges
Summary Regardless of etiology, such as accident, tumor, stroke or assault, acquired brain injury presents numerous challenges for survivors, caregivers and treating professionals. Interdisciplinary and integrated evaluations, treatment, and management can mean the difference between successful recovery and unfortunate outcomes. The first book to present a comprehensive team approach to rehabilitation of ABI survivors, Acquired Brain Injury gives medical and clinical specialists a deeper understanding of not only each others' roles, but also their complementary functions.-The medical management of ABI-neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry-and the medical specialties involved-neuropsychiatry, neurourology, and neuro-optometry -In-depth discussion of the roles of occupational, speech-language, and balance therapies -Separate chapters on nursing, neuropsychology, and case management -Behavioral and emotional challenges common to individuals with ABI -The importance of addressing family needs -Long-term challenges -Case examples throughout illustrating a wide range of injuries, symptoms, and stages of recovery Based on the editors' combined experience of more than 40 years in the neuro-rehabilitation field, this comprehensive volume clarifies rehabilitation goals and processes for the physician, rehab specialist, the advanced student, and patients' advocates. With ABI so prevalent-roughly 1.5 million new cases per year-this book couldn't be more timely
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Brain Injuries -- rehabilitation.
Brain Injuries -- psychology.
Patient Care Team.
Rehabilitation -- methods.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006939129
ISBN 0387375740 (hbk.)
0387375759
9780387375748 (hbk.)
9780387375755