The Interface of Music Therapy and Speech Pathology in the Rehabilitation of Children with Acquired Brain Injury.

The Interface of Music Therapy and Speech Pathology in the Rehabilitation of Children with Acquired Brain Injury.

Abstract This article discusses the role and conjoint uses of music therapy and speech pathology to aid the treatment of acquired neurological speech and language difficulties in children attending a rehabilitation unit. Research, descriptive case studies, models for intervention and techniques used in conjoint music therapy and speech pathology are described to support the use […]

Call for More Research on Injury from the Developing World: Results of a Bibliometric Analysis (Report)

Call for More Research on Injury from the Developing World: Results of a Bibliometric Analysis (Report)

Background & objectives: Injury prevention is a daunting health challenge as public health systems particularly in the developing world are least prepared to respond to this issue. In 2005, an estimated 5.4 million people worldwide died from injuries over 90 per cent in low- and middle-income countries. The main objective of this bibliometric analysis was […]

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Introduction The 2000 census showed that 15.3% of West Virginia’s population or 276,895 people were 65 years or older. (1) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in 2000 estimated that 40,000 West Virginians had Alzheimer’s Dementia, the most common form of dementia. (2)

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

This ebook explores the enormous risk for suicide among individuals affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research reviewed here indicates that severe brain damage and alteration in executive dysfunction may represent a compelling link with suicidal ideation. The ebook summarizes how health-care professionals are examining the forces that play an integral role in suicidal behavior. […]

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

The battle over the life and death of Terri Schiavo was only the most recent medical ethics case to catch the public’s attention. This case asked both the individuals involved and our society in general to make moral judgments about the appropriateness of a decision to maintain or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. As a practicing medical […]