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Rebuilding life after brain injury : dreamtalk

Author: Sheena McDonald
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, [2019]
Series: After brain injury.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rebuilding Life after Brain Injury: Dreamtalk tells the survival story of Sheena McDonald, whoin 1999 was hit by a police van and suffered a very severe brain injury. Sheena's story is told from her own, personal standpoint and also from two further unique and invaluable perspectives. Allan Little, a BBC journalist and now Sheena's husband, describes both the physical and mental impact of the injury on himself and  Read more...
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McDonald, Sheena, 1954-
Rebuilding life after brain injury.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, [2019]
(DLC) 2018056878
Named Person: Sheena McDonald
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheena McDonald
ISBN: 9780429470769 0429470762 9780429894701 0429894708 9780429894718 0429894716 9780429894695 0429894694
OCLC Number: 1081341770
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: What exactly happened? --
Was it that bad? traumatic brain injury --
Coma --
Trauma --
Who am i now? --
Back to work --
Life after near-death --
Plodding on --
Brave neurological world.
Series Title: After brain injury.
Responsibility: Sheena McDonald, Allan Little & Gail Robinson.

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Rebuilding Life after Brain Injury: Dreamtalk tells the survival story of Sheena McDonald, whoin 1999 was hit by a police van and suffered a very severe brain injury. Sheena's story is told from her own, personal standpoint and also from two further unique and invaluable perspectives. Allan Little, a BBC journalist and now Sheena's husband, describes both the physical and mental impact of the injury on himself and on Sheena. Gail Robinson, Sheena's neuropsychological rehabilitation specialist, provides professional commentaries on Sheena's condition, assessment and recovery process. The word Dreamtalk, created by Allan to describe Sheena's once "hallucinogenic state", sets the tone for this book. It humanises and contextualises the impact of brain injury, providing support and encouragement for patients, professionals and families. It presents exclusive insights into each stage of recovery, spanning coma, altered consciousness, post-traumatic amnesia and rehabilitation; all showing how she has defied conventional clinical expectations and made an exceptional recovery. This bookis valuable reading to those who have suffered a brain injury and also to professionals such as neurologists, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists working in the field.

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