Life care planning and long-term care for individuals with brain injury in the UK

Clark-Wilson, Jo and Holloway, Mark (2015) Life care planning and long-term care for individuals with brain injury in the UK. NeuroRehabilitation, 36 (3). pp. 289-300. ISSN 1053-8135

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This article explores Life Care Planning and the models of the provision of rehabilitation, case management and care for people with brain-injury in the context of the health and social care systems in the UK. BACKGROUND: Life Care Planning for individuals with brain injury is not generally a term recognised or understood in the UK. The authors have worked in the field of rehabilitation, case management and care with this client group for many years and integrated their knowledge of the systems associated with Life Care Planning in the UK. PURPOSE: The article explains the process of assessment and Life Care Planning for individuals with brain injury in the UK. Case management, rehabilitation and care are described, highlighting the positive and negative influences that can affect the provision of these services. Research evidence is given of potential factors that can predict needs for brain-injured clients and their families in a Life Care Plan. CONCLUSION: In the UK, Life Care Planning is only undertaken by Care Experts in a one-off assessment for the litigation process for individuals claiming compensation; and, by those acting as Case Managers with a specialism in brain injury, who review or provide clinical work with clients on a long-term basis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Brain injury, life care planning, case management, care expert, rehabilitation, care
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Claire Prater
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 10:44
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 10:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57994
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