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Starting Again: Early Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury or Other Severe Brain Lesion

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Pages: 442

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:11/19/2002 - Springer

By: Patricia M. Davies

A new book written by Pat Davies! — The famous author of Steps To Follow describes in her new book the early rehabilitation of the patient who has sustained a traumatic brain injury or a lesion of equal severity due to some other cause. Illustrated with some 600 photographs of actual patients, the broad spectrum of treatment, ranging from the intensive care unit to the re-education of walking, is presented in detail. The recommended treatment programme advocated here has been used successfully for many years. Chapters are included on perceptual disturbances: positioning, moving and standing the unconscious patient: learning to eat, drink and speak again as well as the ways in which contractures and deformities can be overcome to allow the patient to achieve his full potential. Like Pat Davies' previous books, this is essentially a practical guide. Instead of discussing hypotheses, Pat Davies concentrates on what can actually be DONE to help the patient during routine nursing procedures as well as in special therapy sessions.  


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