The Resource Ted Freeman and the battle for the injured brain : a case history of professional prejudice, Peter McCullagh

Ted Freeman and the battle for the injured brain : a case history of professional prejudice, Peter McCullagh

Label
Ted Freeman and the battle for the injured brain : a case history of professional prejudice
Title
Ted Freeman and the battle for the injured brain
Title remainder
a case history of professional prejudice
Statement of responsibility
Peter McCullagh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book recounts some experiences of young Australians with catastrophic brain injuries, their families and the medical system which they encountered. Whilst most of the events described occurred two to three decades ago they raise questions relevant to contemporary medical practice. The patients whose stories are told were deemed to be 'unsuitable for rehabilitation' and their early placement in nursing homes was recommended. In 2013, it is time to acknowledge that the adage of 'one size fits all' has no place in rehabilitation in response to severe brain injury. Domiciliary rehabilitation, when practicable, may be optimal with the alternative of slow stream rehabilitation designed to facilitate re-entry into the community. Patients' families were impelled to undertake heroic carers' commitments as a reaction to nihilistic medical prognoses. It is time for the Australian health care system to acknowledge those commitments, and the budgetary burden which they lift from the system by providing family members with support to retrieve career opportunities, most notably in education and employment, which have been foregone in caring. Medical attendants repeatedly issued negative prognoses which were often confounded by the patient's long term progress. Hopefully, those undertaking the acute care of young people with severe brain injury will strive to acquire an open mind and recognise that a prognosis based on a snapshot observation of the patient, without any longer term contact provides a flawed basis for a prognosis. The story of these patients and of Dr Ted Freeman has wider implications
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Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullagh, P. J.
Dewey number
616.8046
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RC387.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
  • 2014 B-698
  • WL 354
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freeman, E. A.
  • Coma
  • Coma
  • Brain damage
  • Brain damage
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Freeman, E. A
  • Brain Damage, Chronic
  • Caregivers
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Prejudice
  • Prognosis
  • Australia
  • Freeman, E. A.
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and internal medicine
  • Neurology and clinical neurophysiology
  • Medicine: general issues
  • Medical profession
  • Medical ethics and professional conduct
  • Doctor/patient relationship
  • MEDICAL
  • Brain damage
  • Brain damage
  • Brain
  • Coma
Label
Ted Freeman and the battle for the injured brain : a case history of professional prejudice, Peter McCullagh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The origins of a commitment -- Misdiagnosis: patient's stories -- Families: no easy way forward -- Emergence from coma after brain injury: Freeman's contribution -- What future after emergence? -- Trials and tribulations -- Concerted opposition in Australia -- International support forthcoming -- Some conclusions
Control code
849317095
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922144324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.26530/OAPEN_459991
  • 459991
Other physical details
1 illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3j7mds
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849317095
Label
Ted Freeman and the battle for the injured brain : a case history of professional prejudice, Peter McCullagh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The origins of a commitment -- Misdiagnosis: patient's stories -- Families: no easy way forward -- Emergence from coma after brain injury: Freeman's contribution -- What future after emergence? -- Trials and tribulations -- Concerted opposition in Australia -- International support forthcoming -- Some conclusions
Control code
849317095
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922144324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.26530/OAPEN_459991
  • 459991
Other physical details
1 illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3j7mds
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849317095

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