Mild traumatic brain injury: a place for social work.


Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has emerged as a significant public health issue. Increases in both the prevalence and awareness of this injury have resulted in a greater demand for mTBI-informed care. Our exploratory, qualitative study examines the work lives of front-line mTBI professionals. Findings suggest that mTBI rehabilitation work often requires substantial emotional energy given the impact that injury-related issues have on professionals' therapeutic work with clients. We suggest that social work, with a focus on the psychosocial implications of injury and recovery, is well-positioned to take a larger role in mTBI care and rehabilitation.

DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2013.799111

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@article{Buck2013MildTB, title={Mild traumatic brain injury: a place for social work.}, author={Page Walker Buck and Jocelyn Spencer Sagrati and Rachel Shapiro Kirzner}, journal={Social work in health care}, year={2013}, volume={52 8}, pages={741-51} }