Addressing brain injury in under-resourced settings : a practical guide to community-centred approaches / Ross Balchin, Rudi Coetzer, Christian Salas, and Jan Webster ; illustrations by Maya Le Maitre and Michaela Younge
- Section I. Under-resourced settings : the global reality -- Introduction : brain injury in the global context -- Communities and cross-cultural realities -- Section II. Understanding brain injury and working with its consequences -- How the brain works -- The injured brain : trauma and diseases -- How to recognise whether a patient is orientated -- How to recognise and engage with memory problems -- How to recognise and engage with language problems -- How to recognise and engage with spatial cognition problems -- How to recognise and engage with executive control problems -- How to recognise and engage with emotional change, mood problems, and other psychiatric presentations -- How to recognise and engage with socio-emotional problems -- How to recognise and engage with sleep problems -- Understanding patients' medications and medical investigations -- Section III. How to provide services in under-resourced settings -- Patient needs : the continuum of care -- Caring for an individual : emergency to recovery to rehabilitation -- Emotional adjustment : how to facilitate the process -- Volunteering -- Transferable technology : helpful tools -- Working with organizations and communities -- How to initiate and develop community-based projects and programmes -- Community-based public health initiatives for preventing brain injury.
- 9781138903395 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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