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“Through the key hole” - the patients’ perspective

Braine, ME, Gawthorpe, DM, Howe, PD and Ratcliffe, SM “Through the key hole” - the patients’ perspective , in: British Association of Neuroscience Nurses - Annual Autumn Conference, 17th-18th October 2014, Palace Hotel, Manchester. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Abstract Aims and objectives of the workshop: • To enable participants to experience a variety of neurological disabilities through a series of planned structured simulation activities in a safe environment, • To reflect on your experiences using a structured reflective process and consider how this may influence your future practice. Outline of workshop: Acquired brain injury is a significant global public health problem that instantly disrupts the lives of the patient and their families. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is highly idiosyncratic and can result in partial or functional disability, impaired cognitive abilities and disturbance of behavioural or emotional functioning. These deficits may be temporary or permanent. It is argued that the proportion living with ABI-related disability is largely unknown and that the burden of neurological disorders has been seriously underestimated in the past by traditional epidemiological and health statistical methods. Figures are likely to be much higher than reported, with some estimates for TBI alone report figures of 7.8 million in Europe (Tagliaferri et al., 2006) and 5.3 million in the USA (Langlois et al., 2006). The vast majority of ABI persons return home to the care of their families; however the lingering, incurable nature of ABI and the resulting disabilities presents the patient with considerable physical, emotional, and psychosocial difficulties. As patient’s adjustment to life after ABI, literature suggests a pessimistic picture of increased psychiatric morbidity, behavioural problems, and social isolation, poor return to work, above average marital breakdown and increased suicide rates. This workshop aims to provide participants with the opportunity to experience some of the neurological disabilities that an ABI person faces on a day-to-day basis. Participants will take part in a variety of activities to simulate the following patient experiences; visual impairment, cognitive and sensory overload, sensory deprivation, dependence on eating and drinking, and motor and sensory impairment. Using the structured reflective framework What? So What? Now What? (Rolfe, 2001; Borton 1970), participant will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences and implications for their future practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Mary E. Braine
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 14:42
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 14:42
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37528

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