Living with an acquired brain injury during childhood and adolescence: an Irish perspective.
|dc.contributor.author||Children's Research Centre, Trinity College|
|dc.contributor.author||National Rehabilitation Hospital|
|dc.identifier.citation||Heary, Diane, Hogan, Diane, Smyth, Colm, Children's Research Centre, National Rehabilitation Hospital. 2003 .Living with an acquired brain injury during childhood and adolescence: an Irish perspective. Dublin: Children's Research Centre, Trinity College, National Rehabilitation Hospital.||en|
|dc.description||Acquired Brain Injury has been termed the 'silent epidemic' of our modern times, its effects often underestimated and misunderstood. The sense of loss for survivors, their families and carers can be enormous, and perhaps never more so than when it is a child 's life which has been so dramatically altered . For the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, who treat children with acquired brain injuries, there is an awareness that when families are discharged into their communities they are only at the beginning of a long journey. We send children home to an altered future and often to inadequate practical and emotional supports. These children are testament to the wonders of modern medicine, but what happens to these families in the longer term? What are the ongoing implications of having such an injury and how have we, as service providers, responded? It was the desire to find out what happened to these families and their carers in the years following discharge from the National Rehabilitation Hospital which prompted this unique piece of research . The idea also had its origins in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the National Children's Strategy and the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities.||en|
|dc.publisher||Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin||en|
|dc.title||Living with an acquired brain injury during childhood and adolescence: an Irish perspective.||en|