Question

There are several differing descriptions of brain injury used in practice that can create problems with communication among professionals. Why is it important for life care planners to be aware of the varying definitions and classifications of brain injury?

Answer

It is important for life care planners to be aware of the varying definitions and classifications of brain injury so that the life care planner can determine what condition is being discussed by other professionals or in research literature.

Ripley and Weed. (2009). “Life Care Planning for Acquired Brain Injury.” In R. Weed (2009) Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook. (p. 349-378). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press

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