Of increasing concern to all health professionals is the mental and emotional trauma that can result from adverse medical experiences. This groundbreaking book is the first to conceptualize the psychological aspects of medical trauma and provide mental health and health care professionals with models they can use to intervene when treatment becomes trauma.
Provides non-medical specialist professionals who work with patients in brain trauma and rehabilitation settings with easily understandable information about this challenging population. It provides psychologists, social workers, counsellors, nurses, and particularly trainees, with short clinical synopses of a full range of advanced brain njuries, from causes to diagnoses and treatment.
Contains over 140 cognitive rehabilitation exercises - tailored for memory, thinking skills, executive functions, awareness and insight, and emotional adjustment. This title provides more than 40 information sheets on key problem areas, with questions for the reader, designed to educate and stimulate thinking and discussion.
While brain injury can be a potentially devastating childhood medical condition this book explores the developing field of neuropsychology to suggest it is not inevitable. It draws together contributions from leading international clinicians and researchers to provide an authoritative guide to help children with brain injury using neuropsychology.