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Head Injury - A practical guide revised edition

( Κωδικός: 0025159 )
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Contents: 256pp, 245 x 171mm, paperback
Συγγραφέας : Trevor Powell
ISBN : 0863884512

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CO-PUBLISHED WITH HEADWAY

Highly Commended in the Popular Medicine category of the 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition

This popular and bestselling book has been brought up to date with the latest information on caring for someone with a head injury.


It provides professionals, families and carers with a practical and down-to-earth guide to the hidden psychological, social, behavioural and emotional problems caused by head injury.

Written in a jargon-free style, it addresses the medical problems, rehabilitation and adjustment of individuals and families to the realities of life after head injury.

This revised edition includes a new additional final chapter on long term emotional adjustment, plus extended sections on: other types of brain injury; returning to work; anger management; and improving insight and awareness.
Following on from the previous edition, this new and updated version will be an essential addition to the resources of all professionals working with people with a head injury.

About the first edition, "... this book is one of the best that I've come across in this field. As a guide to those injured, or their families, or carers, or inexperienced clinicians ... it's just about the best there is ... This is a wonderful book."
Neil Brooks, President, European Brain Injury Society

Contents
Information about head injury: Setting the scene; What happens in a head injury; The road towards recovery; Understanding and coping with the physical effects of head injury; Understanding and coping with cognitive symptoms after head injury; Understanding and coping with emotional and behavioural problems; Head injury: a family affair; Special issues; Long term emotional adjustment - letting go.

Readership
All professionals working with head injury (occupational therapists, speech & language therapists, nurses, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists), carers and family members

About the author
Trevor Powell is a consultant clinical psychologist who has worked in the field of head injury rehabilitation and adult mental health for the past 20 years. Other titles by Dr Powell include The Mental Health Handbook and The Brain Injury Workbook.