Author(s): Dong Y. Han
This is a clinically accessible reference guide to acquired brain injuries (ABIs) that provides medical and nonmedical health care professionals who work with patients in brain trauma and rehabilitation settings with easily understandable information about this population. It provides physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, other allied health professionals, and particularly trainees with short clinical synopses of a full range of ABIs, from causes through diagnoses and treatment.
Written 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.