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Behaviour Management Techniques for Organic Psychosocial Deficit Incurred by Severe Head Injury

R L Tate
DOI: 10.1080/1650197787191924

Abstract

Subgroups of severe head injured patients exhibit patterns of organic psychosocial deficits resulting in behavioural disturbances. Behavioural management techniques are discussed and two case illustrations are presented in detail: a physically disabled but cognitively well preserved patient who refused to cooperate with therapy programmes; and a permanently severely physically and cognitively disabled patient who screamed and was assaultive whenever physical proximity or contact occurred.

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