Unit 23 P4

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There are ranges of specialists who work on the rehabilitation team, each member of the team has a goal to help patient with a focus of promote QOL. The Case Managers are will be the primary contact person, with whom patient and family/caregiver can direct raise matters and ask for information. It is advised that a neuropsychologist should conduct a cognitive and behavioural/emotional assessment. Cognitive include perception and awareness, orientation, memory, though processing, problem solving, personality and decision making. Behavioural/emotional include emotional status, mood changes, adjustment difficulties, personality changes, inappropriate sexual behaviour, motivation level, substances misuse, depression, anxiety and psychosis. Nurses are involved with…show more content…
The OT will look at how things may have changed for Taylor after a TBI and SCI and then recommends different ways to do tasks or provide modified equipment to support him to be independent as much as possible. This includes recognising levels of care and help needed to complete tasks. PT should conduct both the physical assessment and planning of physical therapy. They can assess and promotes mobility, movement, muscle strength, coordination, balance and stamina. PT can also provide information on walking aids, develop a fitness/mobility plan and provide training to Taylor’s family/caregiver. Psychologists/Psychiatrist often work together. Psychologists specialised in diagnosing and treat people with daily issues such as emotional disturbance, behaviour concerns (anxiety, aggression) without medication. They can support Taylor to understand his TBI/SCI and improve the abilities needed to function well and minimise ongoing problems. Psychiatrists are doctors who treat the effects of emotional disturbances that effect of physical conditions. Both can offer education to the Taylor, family/caregiver about managing behaviour

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