This is a quick, accessible reference guide to acquired brain injuries (ABI) that provides non-medical specialist professionals who work with patients in brain trauma and rehabilitation settings with easily understandable information about this challenging population. It provides psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, other non-medical professionals, and particularly trainees, with short clinical synopses of a full range of ABIs, from causes through diagnoses and treatment.
Written in non-technical language 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.
- Delivers information in a concise, quick reference format
- Written in accessible, non-technical language
- Informs a wide range of non-medical professionals and trainees
- Covers a full gamut of acquired brain injuries
- Authored by recognized experts in the field
Dong (Dan) Y. Han, PsyD, is Chief, University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service's clinical section; Director, UK Multidisciplinary Concussion Program; and Assistant Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA. He is President of the Lexington Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky. Dr. Han also sits on the Council of the University of Kentucky Healthcare Stroke Care Network and University of Kentucky Stroke Leadership Council, which has received the Gold Plus standard designation from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Dr. Han is a funding recipient from NIH, foundational grants, and clinical trials involving neurocognition. He has presented continuing education seminars to psychologists, neurologists, and nurses on sports concussion, stroke, and encephalitis. Dr. Han's research has been published in such peer-reviewed publications as The Clinical Gerontologist, Journal of Stroke and Cerebral Vascular Disorders, Journal of Alzheimer's Dementia, Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Journal of The International Neuropsychological Society, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Clinics of North America, and Annals of Neurology.