The impact of head injury on individuals and their families and friends cannot be overestimated. Developments in the acute care of head injured people have meant higher survival rates and increasing numbers being discharged back into the community. These people face a very different future from their previous expectations and, sadly, are often left to cope with very limited, if any, outside help.
1. Introduction Justine O brien, Pam Nicholson, Roger Johnson and rosemary Gravell. 2. Setting The Scene Kate Mcglashan. 3. Physical Issues Tabitha mathers, Kate Mcglashan, Kath Vick and Rosemary Gravell. 4. Cognition Justine fawcett and Roger Johnson. 5. Behaviour Roger Johnson and Justine O Brien. 6. communication Rosemary Gravell. 7. Vocational Rehabiliation David Mcleod, Roger Johnson and Samantha Jones 8. Psychosocial and Psychiatric Issues Rosemary Gravell. 9. Families Carol Pratt and Kevin Baldry. 10. Legal Issues and Driving after Head Injury Oliver Gravell, Warren Collins, Susan Freeburn and Rosemary Gravell. 11. Conclusion and Future Trends Rosemary Gravell. Index