Given the scale of international travel for leisure and work, if a catastrophic injury occurs overseas how does an individual access care and support?
In this ‘Travel’ edition we look at some of the issues around suffering an injury abroad, the impact of which could be exaggerated by language, culture, cost and unfamiliar systems.
Injured abroad? Travel insurance assurance
Travel law specialist Mark Lee’s 25 years’ experience reinforces the need to have appropriate travel insurance. He looks at some of the practicalities of managing a catastrophic injury overseas on page 3.
When an accident happens abroad
We have first-hand knowledge from a mother whose son was badly injured whilst living and working in South Africa. Jane Etheridge’s experience has led her to take an active role in supporting other people affected by brain injury. Read her advice on page 7.
Accessing the NHS: support for foreign nationals
Are foreign visitors and workers guaranteed the same level of care within the NHS as UK citizens? On page 10, experienced advocate Simon Pimlott looks at some of the key issues affecting how visitors’ treatment and rehabilitation might be delivered.
Home and abroad: managing client care overseas
Sarah Ransome’s specialist knowledge of long distance case management shows on page 14 that care doesn’t end when an injured person gets home.
Taking a holiday after a brain injury
Gillian Moorhouse-Hoole’s experience of planning holidays for people affected by disabilities (page 8) demonstrates that holidays need not be a thing of the past following brain injury.
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Brain Injury News Issue 9 (Spring 2017)
Employment contributes to our wellbeing and sense of ‘self’ but many of those suffering brain injury find their capacity to return to a previous occupation compromised. In this edition we look at the importance of work within rehabilitation, how a return to work might be supported and managed, and what to think about if you employ a care team.
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Brain Injury News Issue 8 (Autumn 2016)
Given the scale of international travel for leisure and work, if a catastrophic injury occurs overseas how does an individual access care and support? In this ‘Travel’ edition we look at some of the issues around suffering an injury abroad, the impact of which could be exaggerated by language, culture, cost and unfamiliar systems.
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Brain Injury News Issue 7 (Spring 2016)
Whilst the effects of a brain injury can be devastating for the individual concerned, that injury will also impact their family and friends for years to come. In this ‘Family’ edition we look at how families can be supported to accept, adapt and adjust following brain injury.
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Brain Injury News Issue 6 Autumn 2015
The wide ranging effects of brain injury mean that the issues of capacity and consent are particularly pertinent for the individuals affected and those caring for them. In this edition we consider the complexities of assessing capacity and of decision making.
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With increasing evidence linking brain injury and criminal behaviour, this issue looks at how those affected by brain injury are treated within the criminal justice system – both as witnesses and defendants.
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Brain Injury News Issue 4 Autumn/Winter 2014
Considers the positive impact of working collaboratively to achieve the best rehabilitation outcome, including legal and insurance professionals working within the framework of the Rehabilitation Code.
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Brain Injury News Issue 3 Spring/Summer 2014
Takes a look at some of the ongoing disorders associated with brain injury such as aphasia and epilepsy and the techniques used to identify and address them.
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Brain Injury News Issue 2 Autumn/Winter 2013
Looks specifically at the challenges presented by childhood brain injuries from birth to adolescence and how best to tackle them.
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Brain Injury News Issue 10 (Autumn 2017)
Communication – verbal or non-verbal - is fundamental to all aspects of life but unfortunately many people who suffer a brain injury will find their ability to communicate and to be understood compromised. Problems with speech, language and communication can lead to frustration and to isolation.
In this issue, we look at how people can be supported to adapt communication post-injury and at some of the therapies and aids that might ensure that the injured person remains connected to the world they know.
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Brain Injury News Issue 1 Spring 2013
Considers cognitive impairment in older brain injury patients, and the legal and ethical issues around treating patients with disorders of consciousness.
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