Acquired Brain Injury

An Integrative Neuro-Rehabilitation Approach

  • Jean Elbaum
  • Deborah M. Benson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. JEAN ELBAUM, DEBORAH M. BENSON
    Pages 1-3
  3. MIHAI D. DIMANCESCU
    Pages 4-17
  4. CRAIG H. ROSENBERG, JESSIE SIMANTOV, MANISHA PATEL
    Pages 18-38
  5. MATTHEW E. KARLOVSKY, GOPAL H. BADLANI
    Pages 64-80
  6. ANGELA SCICUTELLA
    Pages 81-121
  7. DEBORAH M. BENSON, MARYKAY PAVOL
    Pages 122-145
  8. M.H. ESTHER HAN
    Pages 146-175
  9. ANTHONY APRILE, KELLY REILLY
    Pages 176-187
  10. ROBIN TOVELL-TOUBAL
    Pages 188-199
  11. PATRICIA KEARNEY, TAMI MCGOWAN, JENNIFER ANDERSON, DEBRA STROSAHL
    Pages 215-237
  12. PEGGY KRAMER, DEENA SHEIN, JENNIFER NAPOLITANO
    Pages 238-258
  13. JEAN ELBAUM
    Pages 275-285
  14. DEBORAH M. BENSON, JEAN ELBAUM
    Pages 286-292
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book

Introduction

Regardless of etiology, such as accident, tumor, stroke or assault, acquired brain injury presents numerous challenges for survivors, caregivers and treating professionals. Interdisciplinary and integrated evaluations, treatment, and management can mean the difference between successful recovery and unfortunate outcomes.

The first book to present a comprehensive team approach to rehabilitation of ABI survivors, Acquired Brain Injury gives medical and clinical specialists a deeper understanding of not only each others' roles, but also their complementary functions.

-The medical management of ABI—neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry—and the medical specialties involved—neuropsychiatry, neurourology, and neuro-optometry

-In-depth discussion of the roles of occupational, speech-language, and balance therapies

-Separate chapters on nursing, neuropsychology, and case management

-Behavioral and emotional challenges common to individuals with ABI

-The importance of addressing family needs

-Long-term challenges

-Case examples throughout illustrating a wide range of injuries, symptoms, and stages of recovery

Based on the editors’ combined experience of more than 40 years in the neuro-rehabilitation field, this comprehensive volume clarifies rehabilitation goals and processes for the physician, rehab specialist, the advanced student, and patients’ advocates. With ABI so prevalent—roughly 1.5 million new cases per year—this book couldn’t be more timely.

Keywords

Brain injury Brain injury and treatment Integrative neuro rehabilitation Rehabilitation neuropsychology neurosurgery psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Elbaum
    • 1
  • Deborah M. Benson
    • 2
  1. 1.Transitions of Long Island® North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health SystemManhassetUSA
  2. 2.Transitions of Long Island® North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health SystemManhassetUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-37575-5
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-37574-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-37575-5
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