A Dented Image: Journeys of Recovery from Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

A Dented Image: Journeys of Recovery from Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

By: Alison Wertheimer (author)Paperback

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Every year, 8,500 people in the UK will have a subarachnoid haemorrhage, of whom about 50 per cent will survive this traumatic brain injury which often occurs without warning. Survivors can make a 'good' neurological recovery but the psychosocial impact can be longer lasting. Drawing from her own experience of surviving a subarachnoid haemorrhage, together with other people's journeys of recovery and recent research findings, Alison Wertheimer covers: * themes of recovery * leaving neurocare and early days of recovery * looking for help * physical, sensory and cognitive effects * the emotional impact of subarachnoid haemorrhage * the survivor's relationship with family and friends * returning to work * what helped the survivors with their recovery * subarachnoid haemorrhage as a life-changing event. A Dented Image will be of interest to a wide-ranging audience: survivors and their families and friends; health professionals working with people recovering from acute brain injury in hospital and community-based services including doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other members of rehabilitation teams. It may also be of interest to people recovering from other traumatic illnesses or injuries.

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About Author

Alison Wertheimer is a writer, researcher and counsellor. She is the author of A Special Scar: Experiences of people Bereaved by Suicide Routledge, 2001.


Preface. The Dented Image. Part I: Setting the Scene. Background. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: An Introduction. Personal Experiences of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage. Aspects of Recovery. Part II: Recovery. Leaving Hospital. Looking for Help. Physical and Sensory Effects. Cognitive Functioning. The Emotional Impact of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage. Part III: Family, Friends and Work. Family and Friends. Social Life and Leisure Activities. Employment: Changes and Alternatives. Part IV: Making Sense of it All. Finding Ways Through Recovery: What Helped. Changed Lives. Appendices.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780415386722
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780415386722
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0415386721

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