2nd Edition

Head Injury
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9780863884511
Published February 1, 2017 by Routledge
256 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

This popular and bestselling book has been brought up to date with the latest information on caring for someone with a head injury. Newly published, it includes an additional chapter on long term emotional adjustment, plus extended sections on other types of brain injury, returning to work, anger management and improving insight and awareness. This book is the ultimate guide to the hidden psychological, social, behavioural and emotional problems caused by head injury for professionals, families and carers. Practical, down-to-earth and written in a jargon-free style, it addresses the medical problems, rehabilitation and adjustment of individuals and families to the realities of life after head injury. Containing personal experiences, factual information and research and specific guidance and practical advice on ways of dealing with difficulties connected with head injury, this new and updated version will be an essential addition to the resources of all professionals working with people with a head injury.


"About the first edition, "... this book is one of the best that I’ve come across in this field. As a guide to those injured, or their families, or carers, or inexperienced clinicians ... it’s just about the best there is ... This is a wonderful book." — Neil Brooks, President, European Brain Injury Society

"Offers useful suggestions and advice...written in an easy reading style...a useful resource book." — Canadian Association of OT's

"Introductory chapters are good and incorporate recent research." — Journal of Advance Nursing

"It is an ideal book for the family and friends of people with head injury and is, therefore, strongly recommended for departments who are likely to be asked for information on head injury." — British Journal of Occupational Therapy

"This is a wonderful book. It is short, readable, understandable, and accurate." — Neil Brooks, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Headway Journal

"I certainly intend to recommend this excellent book to carers, certain clients and therapists entering this field." — British Journal of Therapy and Rehab

"The book is a joy and will be of considerable value." — Roger Fitzsimmons, The Bulletin

"Written in a non-technical style, it offers information about head injury and analyses the process of recovery." — Human Communication

"Trevor Powell is clearly a compassionate clinical psychologist experienced in the care of head injured patients. His book is designed to help families and professionals during the rehabilitation process." — Chris Eberhardie, Nursing Times

"I found this book to be a valuable resource as an educational and support book for families and friends of the head injured person." — Janet C Paget, NZROT

"This book represents an important resource which could be provided routinely to head injured people and their carers."  
Brian Durward Phd Msc MCSP, Physiotherapy

"Aimed at professionals, families and carers, this is an extremely useful reference book for anyone wanting an overview of the problems related to head injury." — Human Communication

"This informative and easy-to-read paperback has now been updated...section on an ideal head injury service is excellent...a sound introduction to the topic...well suited to families, individuals with head injury and therapists." — British Journal of Occupational Therapy

"Introductory chapters are good and incorporate recent research." — Journal of Advanced Nursing 

"A well-presented, simple and logically structured progression through chapters, addressing the function of the brain. This is an essential reading for all involved with head injury." — RCSLT

"True to its title, the book offers jargon-free explanations and practical coping strategies...a useful and accessible resource for clients, their carers and family...clear and comprehensive overview for students and therapists new to the field of head injury." — Hannah McQueen, SLT, Coventry PCT, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

"Although social care staff may not be interested in the medical information offered, perhaps two-thirds of this accessibly-presented reader deals with matters which are, or should be, of direct concern to them." — Care and Health Magazine