Head injury by Audrey DaisleyHead injury by Audrey Daisley

Head injury

byAudrey Daisley, Rachel Tams, Udo Kischka

Paperback | December 15, 2008

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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. Itssudden 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, families and people with head injury 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 howto deal with the long term consequences that head injury brings. Head Injury: The Facts is a family guide to understanding and coping with the practical and emotions problems that head injury brings. It is a valuable source of up-to-date information that will help the person with head injury andtheir family about how to seek further support for themselves.
Audrey Daisley is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist in th Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Oxford Centre for Enablement, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford, UK. Rachel Tams is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Oxford Centre for Enablement, Nuffiel...
Title:Head injuryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.44 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199218226

ISBN - 13:9780199218226

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Table of Contents

Understanding head injury1. What is head injury?2. Serverity of head injury3. Common causes of head injury4. Who is at risk?5. Basic brain anatomy6. How the brain is damaged7. The role of medication8. Common problems9. The beginnings of recovery10. What is rehabilitation?Coping with head injury11. General models of stress and coping12. Dealing with head injury within the family13. Coping in the initial stages14. Going home - where to get help and what to do15. Coping with physical problems16. Coping with cognitive problems17. Coping with communication difficulties18. Coping with emotional problems19. Coping with behavioural problems20. Coping with changes with the family and other relationships21. Money and legal issues - gaining legal adviceThe long term22. Long term recovery23. Returning to every day life24. Returning to work25. Returning to studying26. Driving - the law and constraints27. Finances - where to get support and advice28. Ongoing support and services - who can help29. Looking after youself as a carer30. Leisure and social activities31. Useful resources