Atención interdisciplinar del daño cerebral

Translated title of the contribution: Interdisciplinary attention of the head injury

O. Bruna, J. Subirana, S. Signo

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Head injury constitutes one of the main causes of disability in our society and produces physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes, that have to be assisted from different disciplines and interdisciplinary attention is very important in all of the rehabilitation process. Moreover, squeals derived from head injury produce dependence problems that will affect patients and their relatives, who will have to take care of them and this would affect their quality of live. Professionals that take part in the rehabilitation process have to work from an interdisciplinary perspective according to their specialty, with an integrated attention to patients and relatives. Both, speech and language assessment and neuropsychological assessment have to be made since the acute phase and during all the rehabilitation process. Moreover, speech and language therapists and neuropsychologists have to work in a coordinated way and together with all professionals of the rehabilitation team, as language and communicative disorders, and cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes affect directly patients functioning and their relationship with relatives. Nowadays, head injury rehabilitation programs are based on the holistic approach, in which patients receive treatment from a global perspective, including their relatives in all the recovery process, and helping patients in their professional and social outcome, working from an interdisciplinary way.

Translated title of the contributionInterdisciplinary attention of the head injury
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de Logopedia, Foniatria y Audiologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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