Families of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may expect them to return to normal quickly — after all, it’s “just a concussion.” But mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to a review in the November issue of American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
“With the increasing numbers of people with mild TBI in the community, it’s crucial for nurses to make this a part of assessment for early recognition and intervention,” comments Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Nursing. “Nurses may often be the first health professionals who, hearing the complaints of the patient or family member, might recognize that they’re having difficulty adjusting to the family impact of head injury.”
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