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By M. Anne Chamberlain (auth.), M. A. Chamberlain, V. Neumann, A. Tennant (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1489928715

ISBN-13: 9781489928719

ISBN-10: 1565933079

ISBN-13: 9781565933071

In 1986 the Trustees of the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals belief made up our minds to boost a big center programme of experiences desirous about the association, improvement and development of providers for bodily disabled and frail aged humans. This programme built swiftly a result of enthusiastic reaction of these within the box; and by way of 1992 the whole worth of the programme used to be in way over £2 million and at present totals over £3. 2 million. It comprised a cohesive matrix of delivers commissioned through the uk for paintings in pointed out parts which, taken at the side of latest provides, shaped a entire programme of much-needed stories and study during this box. the complete used to be to be underpinned by way of an immense examine deliberate and financed via the belief yet performed via the Royal university of Physicians to survey the present companies being supplied by means of a few a hundred and eighty healthiness gurus. This learn, including quandary for the handicapped schoolleaver, information regarding the supply of incapacity prone and the care of mild/moderate head-injured individuals, shaped the leading preliminary thrust of the programme. when it comes to head damage, the belief used to be relatively involved that there has been discontinuity of deal with many sufferers and little proof as to which remedies have been potent. as soon as sufferers had stabilized in medical institution they have been discharged into the group less than the care in their surgeon frequently with out a carrying on with accountability from the hospital.

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24. Najenson T, Rahmani R, Elazar B et al. An elementary cognitive assessment and treatment of the craniocerebral injured patient. In: Edelstein BA, Couture EG, eds. Behavioural Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Traumatically BrainDamaged. New York: Plenum Press, 1984: pp 313-338. 25. Katz N, Itzkovich M, Averbuch S et al. Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment (LOTCA) Battery for brain injured patients: reliability and validity. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 1989; 43: 184-192.

In: Disability and Rehabilitation 1992; 14(1): 23-26. 12. Kraus JF, Black MA, Hessol N et al. The incidence of acute brain injury and serious impairment in a defined population. American Journal of Epidemiology 1984; 119: 186-201. 24 The epidemiology of head injury 13. Fife D, Faich G, Hollinshead W et al. Incidence and outcome of hospitaltreated head injury in Rhode Island. American Journal of Public Health 1986; 76: 773-778. 14. World Health Organization (WHO). International Classification of Diseases, Injuries, and Causes of Death, 9th revision.

About 40% of admissions are of people with moderate to severe head injury, who in tum are largely young men in the 16-30 age range. About two-thirds of admissions are male, and the main wards are mixed. There is a small, separate three-bed area for females. The bed areas are partitioned and relatively private, although such mixture of the sexes can cause problems at times, particularly when there are aggressive or disinhibited young males in residence. Recently one area has been segregated to provide a room for such individuals.

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