This is a quick, accessible reference guide to acquired brain injuries (ABI) that provides medical and 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, counselors, nurses, other non-medical professionals, and particularly trainees, with short clinical synopses of a full range of ABIs, from causes through diagnoses and treatment.
Written in non-technical language by expert authors, the resource summarizes knowledge on the most prevalent ABIs in a clear, consistent format including overview, etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation (including cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and sensorimotor), diagnostic considerations, evidence-based treatments, prognosis, and an illustrative case study. Psychosocial considerations for ABI patients, an important component of care, are also addressed.
- Delivers information in a concise, quick reference format
- Written in accessible, non-technical language
- Informs a wide range of medical and non-medical professionals, and trainees
- Covers a full gamut of acquired brain injuries
- Authored by recognized experts in the field