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A Personal Narrative of Involvement in Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: What Can We Learn for Therapeutic Recreation Practice?

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A Personal Narrative of Involvement in Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: What Can We Learn for Therapeutic Recreation Practice?

Delamere, Fern, Lawson, Suzanne and Hutchinson, Susan L. (2008) A Personal Narrative of Involvement in Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: What Can We Learn for Therapeutic Recreation Practice? Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 42 (4). pp. 236-250. ISSN 0040-5914

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Abstract

This paper is an autoethnographic exploration of one woman’s illness narrative. It provides an in-depth understanding of her lived experience of rehabilitation after sustaining a traumatic brain injury and poly-trauma. The narrative confirms the importance of providing people with self-determined choice as a primary component of rehabilitation. The voice and values of clients are integral to professional judgment. This narrative supports clients’ personal choice and freedom during the rehabilitation process as a means of increasing their sense of self-determination and empowerment while improving overall health outcomes.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Delamere, Fern and Lawson, Suzanne and Hutchinson, Susan L.
Journal or Publication:Therapeutic Recreation Journal
Date:2008
Keywords:Health Care, Illness Narrative, Personal Narrative, Patient Self-Determination, Traumatic Brain Injury, Therapeutic Recreation
ID Code:977845
Deposited By: FERN DELAMERE
Deposited On:25 Sep 2013 20:10
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:45
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