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dc.contributor.advisorKendall, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.advisorZeeman, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, Michelle Kayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:31:16Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366587
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the family response to adult traumatic brain injury (TBI), specifically investigating the long-term experience of TBI from the perspective of families. Families of people with TBI are a vital resource for the injured person and society. Yet paradoxically, rather than being assisted to fulfil this important role, inadequate family supports mean family members often become reliant on health, housing and social services themselves. Despite the abundance of research indicating the profound ongoing impact of TBI on families, services still fail to meet the needs of families. No qualitative studies have explored the long-term experiences of the family system after TBI. The processes families engage in to manage TBI over the long-term are poorly understood, and the family perspective under-represented. Understanding the long-term experiences of TBI from the family perspectives are crucial for determining how to better assist families, through appropriate supports at optimal times in ways that build on family strengths and resources. It is this knowledge, to be gained from the experiences of families, which is required to guide the development of effective and timely supports, and move from crisis management to crisis prevention.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsTraumatic brain injury (TBI), Coping strategyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsIllness in familiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSupport for families of tramatic brain injury patientsen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Families after Traumatic Brain Injury: Family Processes and Structures over the Long-Termen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1485307436760en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Human Services and Social Worken_US
gro.griffith.authorMcIntyre, Michelle K.


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