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.
The importance of work for people with a brain injury
A clinical neuropsychologist with decades of experience in helping people post-brain injury considers the importance of returning to work as an aid to recovery on page 3.
Supporting people back to work through volunteering
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust introduce two individuals whose rehabilitation has benefited hugely from being able to engage in their communities through volunteer roles on page 7.
Your employment rights following a brain injury
Whether you’ve suffered an injury yourself or are caring for someone who has, it’s vitally important to keep your employer in the loop. Here on page 9 we have a succinct summary of the support you can expect from an employer after a brain injury.
Returning to work – how benefits are affected
Welfare benefits specialist Phil Runciman shows how it’s possible to return to work without compromising welfare benefits on page 11.
Vocational rehabilitation: managing the return to work
On page 12 we look at the importance of robust employment policies, processes and management in successfully managing a return to work.
Responsibilities when employing a carer
Brain injury survivors might find themselves becoming employers – of long term personal support workers; the responsibilities that this entails – and some of the options for managing them – are outlined on page 15.
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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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Brain Injury News Issue 5 Spring 2015
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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