INSIGHT FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY
INSTRUCTORS: Kit Malia & Anne Brannagan
'The patient needs and deserves a time to place his or her tragedy into perspective and to construct their life not in spite of brain damage but in the face of it'
This 4 hour webcast is suitable for professionals working with adults who have insight problems following brain injury. The course presents a practical model within which to understand awareness and acceptance problems following brain injury. The webcast encourages the development of practical activities that can be put into practice within teams.
This a 'Webcast on Demand' meaning that you can watch it at any point during the broadcast, which lasts for 24 hours; you can rewind, pause or fast forward; watch it all in one go, or split it up as suits you.
Defining 'insight'; understanding related terms; awareness and acceptance.
MECHANISMS OF AWARENESS
Practical exercise - how to know what are you're strengths and weaknesses; why awareness problems exist following brain injury; denial as a protective mechanism; effects of cognitive, executive and metacognitive problems.
AREAS OF THE BRAIN INVOLVED IN AWARENESS
Presentation of the concept of Association Cortex with Heteromodal and Unimodal dimensions.
WHY DO WE NEED TO IMPROVE AWARENESS?
The importance of dealing with awareness issues; implications for rehabilitation
A PRACTICAL MODEL OF AWARENESS
Presenting Crosson et al's model (1989) with modifications; intellectual awareness; emergent awareness; anticipatory awareness.
ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS
Assessment using Crosson et al's model (1989)
TREATMENT OF AWARENESS
Issues of timing of intervention, hope, emotional distress and denial.
How to tell people; the grieving process; loss; how to deal with the distress/anger
WHAT DO YOU NEED NOW