This book details how medical and clinical teams that are comprehensive and interdisciplinary are able to effectively address the multiple difficulties that can result from an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Coverage describes the medical specialists that are integral members of a team and their specialized roles in assessment and treatment. It reviews some of the vital specialty areas that are often overlooked. The book also examines key discipline areas, such as occupational and speech/language therapies, and describes the main behavioral difficulties exhibited by individuals with ABI.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 1340 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
From the reviews:
"This is a welcome review of the evaluation and management of patients with acquired brain injury (ABI). The goal is to provide an introduction to many of the key players in the neuro-rehabilitation team. It is also informative for the families of ABI survivors. This is great overview for students and residents as well as family members and caregivers. ... This is great addition to information already available about ABI. It is a helpful tool for the families, caregivers, students, and residents." (Nenad N Brkic, Doody's Book Review, October, 2007)
"The aim of this book is to provide the background that will enable effective communication and coordination of services for patients and their families along the continuum of care. ... does give suggestions to clinicians based on the best available evidence and widespread practice patterns. ... Throughout the book, case scenarios concisely illustrate clinical situations that are related to the text, giving the reader an approach to diagnosis and available treatments. ... Acquired Brain Injury is a good resource ... ." (Nora Cullen, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 357 (23), 2007)
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