Ted Freeman and the Battle for the Injured Brain: A case history of professional prejudice by Peter McCullagh
English | Aug. 2, 2013 | ISBN: 1922144312 | 212 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
This book recounts some experiences of young Australians with catastrophic brain injuries, their families and the medical system which they encountered. Whilst most of the events described occurred two to three decades ago they raise questions relevant to contemporary medical practice. The patients whose stories are told were deemed to be ‘unsuitable for rehabilitation’ and their early placement in nursing homes was recommended. In 2013, it is time to acknowledge that the adage of ‘one size fits all’ has no place in rehabilitation in response to severe brain injury.