Hemi-Inattention Case Studies

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Side inattention is not to be confused with visual field deficits. Hemi-inattention or neglect has lost the attentional Central Nervous System (CNS) mechanisms that drive the search for visual information. The inattentive client makes no attempt to search for information on the side of the body affected, as if that side no longer existed (Early, 2013). Client assessed in this case study is a 40 year old, female. She is married, husband works full-time. She has two children ages 10 and 12 years old. She is certified nursing assistant (CNA) at a nursing home facility. She currently lives in an apartment on the second floor that acquires fourteen steps, with two flights of stairs and no available elevators. Client suffered from left subdural
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