Question

Why is community reintegration important for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury?

Answer

Successful community reintegration can be difficult for individuals who have sustained a TBI due to behavioral impairments, personality changes, and difficulties with interpersonal relationships. However, it is important for individuals with TBI to feel that they have a purpose in society. Giving individuals with TBI the opportunity to participate in recreational or leisure activities can enhance their quality of life as well as improve their self-esteem.

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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