Acquired Brain Injury

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Acquired Brain Injury

SKU# 9780826131362

Clinical Essentials for Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Professionals

Author: Dong Y. Han PsyD



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.

Key Features:

  • 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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 28, 2016
  • Page Count 367
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131362

About The Author(s) 

Dong (Dan) Y. Han, PsyD is the Chief of University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service's Clinical Section, and Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is also the Director of Neurobehavioral Studies at the Sports Medicine Research Institute of University of Kentucky. He is the past president of the Lexington Board of Brain Injury Alliance, and the founding member of the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He is the recipient of the Honor the Fallen Soldier Patriot Medallion by the Association of the U.S. Army, and the Founder’s Award by the International Society of Neurogastronomy. Dr. Han is a funding recipient by the National Institute of Health and other federal and state mechanisms, foundational grants, and clinical trials, involving studies of brain-behavior relationships and curriculum development. He has presented continuing education seminars to physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses on traumatic brain injury, stroke, and encephalitis. His work in translational neuroscience has been featured in National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and New Scientist.