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Acute head injury : practical management in rehabilitation

Author: Ruth Garner
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1990.
Series: Therapy in practice series, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be invited to contribute a foreword to this book, which deserves - and needs - to be read by virtually everyone who is concerned with the treatment and subse-  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Garner
ISBN: 0412324202 9780412324208
OCLC Number: 20561483
Description: xiv, 137 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The extent of the problem - classification of head injury - course of recovery, prognostic considerations, clinical features, the treatment team, rehabilitation defined; early intervention - aims of treatment, knowing the patient, evaluation, environment, stimulation programme; activities of daily living - reality orientation, therapeutic application of everyday activities, washing, dressing, continence, feeding; perception - assessment, visuo-perception disorders, visuo-spatial disorders, tactile perception, olfactory and gustatory perception, body scheme, apraxia, treatment notes; aspects of physical dysfunction - positioning, spasticity, ataxia, sensory impairment, muscular weakness or paralysis, range of movement, visual disorders, hearing, speech, epilepsy, protective helmets; returning to the community - the social worker, home visiting, following the home visit, a relative's experience, discharge, support groups; psychosocial aspects - personality change, behaviour, effects on the family, cognitive impairment, where to go from here.
Series Title: Therapy in practice series, 13.
Responsibility: Ruth Garner.

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