Family matters in neurorehabilitation: why, when, who, and how?

Family matters in neurorehabilitation: why, when, who, and how?

Anne Norup, PhD1

ABSTRACT

The objective of this clinical paper is to describe the different types of family matters that professionals deal with every day when working in rehabilitation. This paper emphasizes WHY and WHEN it is important to work with the whole family and summarizes family reactions throughout the rehabilitation process. Furthermore, it is examined WHO in the family is more at risk of poor caregiver outcomes. Lastly, the paper identifies the needs of the family following brain injury and HOW it is possible to work with the family throughout the different phases of rehabilitation.

1 Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Corresponding author:
Anne Norup, PhD
Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet,
Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Email: anne.norup@regionh.dk

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