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Rehabilitation of the Severely Brain Injured Adult

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ISBN-10: 0748733523

ISBN-13: 9780748733521

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Gordon M. Giles, Jo Clark-Wilson

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

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Nelson Thornes Limited
Publication date: 10/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Brain-injury rehabilitation: from theory to practice
Severity of brain injury
Family and social consequences of brain injury
Theories of recovery after brain injury
Is rehabilitation effective?
Cognitive rehabilitation models
Models of therapy
A functional behavioural-learning approach to brain-injury rehabilitation
Medical considerations in brain-injury rehabilitation
Mechanisms of injury
What goes wrong?
Natural history of recovery
Mechanisms of recovery
Organization of services
General principles of management
Medical assessment
The pharmacotherapeutic management of behavioural and emotional disturbances following brain injury
Behavioural syndromes
Strategies for intervention
The practice of behavioural treatment in the acute rehabilitation setting
Acute rehabilitation
Initial assessment and philosophy
Specialized management of behaviours related to medical complications
Cognitive impairments
Types of problem
Behaviour-management approaches
Management of behavioural disregulation and non-compliance in the post-acute severely brain-injured adult
Types of behaviour disorder
Basic principles of learning theory
Behavioural interventions
Applications of learning principles to behavioural change
Functional skills training following severe brain injury
Retraining methods
Antecedent control
Engaging the patient in therapeutic activities
Elimination of unwanted behaviours
Skill building
Assessment and training in specific areas
Outcome studies
Motor learning following brain injury
Motor control
Components of a motor control model and related dysfunctions
Motor learning principles
Factors affecting performance and learning
Rehabilitation of physical deficits in the post-acute brain-injured adult: four case studies
Case studies
Treating cognitive/language and oral motor dysfunction in the brain-injured adult
Evaluation of the minimally responsive patient
Formal rating and assessment systems
Acute evaluation and treatment
Treatment principles and methods
Lack of insight following severe brain injury
Definition of terms
The nature of self-awareness
Dynamic theories of denial
Cognitive behavioural models of self-awareness
Stress and coping
Denial in neurological illness
The neuropsychological account of lack of insight
The psychological account of lack of insight
Summary and conclusions
Vocation and occupation
Factors influencing work entry or re-entry after brain injury
Approaches to facilitate work entry
Occupational activities and leisure time
Problems in implementing an integrated programme for brain-injury rehabilitation
The rehabilitation team
The problem of role definition
Functional behaviour management: a user's guide
Functional assessment
Specific techniques in functional behaviour management
Why behavioural management may fail
A note on working with the families of brain-injured people
The social and emotional consequences of severe brain injury: a social work perspective
Family needs in the acute stage of recovery
The social work role
The experience of readjustment - some family profiles
The family and the rehabilitation team
The social worker and the rehabilitation team
Planning for future needs
Community reintegration after brain injury
What is community reintegration?
Community reintegration - how to do it?
Future directions in brain-injury rehabilitation
Developments in rehabilitation
The structure of service provision