Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. You are always welcome around my table. Recently, I re-posted an article on Second Chance to Live that I wrote in September 2007. The article was published in a professional nursing journal. Because of the contents and the relevancy of the information, I re-posted the article. Today, I am going to created a video presentation of the article. Below is brief excerpt from the article:
“In September of 2007 I wrote and published an article on Second Chance to Live. The article, Traumatic Brain Injury and Activities of Daily Living. The article would later be published in the 2010 Official Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association Volume 13 Number 1 under the title of To Empower Nurses is to Empower Their Patients and posted under my title Traumatic Brain Injury and Activities of Daily Living on page 10 of the journal.
For individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation and recovery can seem to be a never ending process. I continue after 47 + years to engage in my own recovery process. In my experience, I discovered how I learn best and this awareness has enhanced my recovery process during the past 47 + years. Let me share with you what I learned and what was shared in the Official Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association — to empower nurses is to empower their patients.
May you find renewed hope in your rehabilitation and recovery process, as you read my article.”
Traumatic Brain Injury and Activities of Daily Living
“Welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy you decided to stop by and visit with me. Thank you. Following a brain injury individuals may experience changes in their personality and in their ability to learn. Consequently, both the traumatic brain injury survivor as well as their family and friends may experience an unfamiliar frustration. Frustration may be compounded because the brain-injured person may look “normal” i.e. as though nothing has happened to them. Recently I heard someone say, “She was in a car accident several months ago, but she is fine. She just had a head injury.”
People who have experienced brain-injuries may have changes in their ability to learn, remember and grasp new tasks or remember old ones. Activities of daily living may subsequently become laborious and even daunting for the individual impacted by a brain-injury. Once simple tasks take huge amounts of effort and energy. Executing and practicing once familiar tasks become a struggle. The individual may consequently experience increasing anxiety and fatigue.
Through my experience I have found that there are different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Some people learn best through a combination of these three learning styles, while others learn predominantly through the use of one or two of these styles. Through testing, I discovered that I learn best through two of the three styles. When auditory (listening to instructions) and kinesthetic (show me and let me do) are combined my learning aptitude increases and I am better able to learn the new material.”
To listen to and watch the presentation of the article, please click on this link: To Empower Nurses is to Empower Their Patients – Brain Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation Video Presentation
To read the article from which this presentation is made, please click on this link: To Empower Nurses is to Empower Their Patients –Brain Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation
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