important…. a must-read for people who care about brain
injury. Lorenz provides a genuinely fresh way of allowing
survivors to provide their own perspectives on life-change
experience. This innovative and touching book will change
the way we think about—and respond to—the experience of
brain injury survivors.”
– Prof. Mark Sherry, University
well-conceived and beautifully written treatise. The book is
clear and concise while still offering inspirational
material that is obviously close to the author’s heart."
– Cheryl E.
Daugherty, Issues in Mental Health Nursing
"Offers a sensitive,
innovative, and client-centered approach to working with
individuals suffering from TBI..."
– C. Alexander Simpkins, Milton
H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
Although millions of people are affected each year by brain
injuries, what it is like to live with these injuries
is often misunderstood. Dr Laura Lorenz delves into the
experience of acquired brain injury (ABI) to reveal how
sense of their changed circumstances - and how social
policies and medical expectations can enhance, or detract
from, their quality of life.
Survivors traces individual
journeys from diagnosis through rehabilitation, and evokes
the reality of living with brain injury. The book also
tackles the systemic problems undercutting the quality of
current medical and social support, and encourages a fresh
approach to the patient-provider relationship for people
practitioners of rehabilitation therapies, medicine, social
science, and social policy will find this refreshing book to
be informative and useful. Brain injury survivors and their
families will recognize their own experiences and find hope.
Clinicians will discover a new approach to improving their
care for persons with hidden disabilities.
Acquired Brain Injury: What It Is and Why We Should
Learning from Brain Injury
Living with Frustration and Confusion
Encompassing Darkness and Light
Discovering a New Identity
Conclusion: Implications for Healing, Policy, and
Laura is a senior
research associate at Brandeis University's Heller School
for Social Policy and Management. Read more about Laura by
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