We All Belong to Each Other: Rehabilitation as a Social Imperative
Life following brain injury – for individuals and families and friends and the professionals who support them – can be dominated by frustration, confusion, withdrawal, anger, and sadness. With these realities in mind, the proposition of this presentation is simple: All rehabilitation is fundamentally a quest to help people with brain injury find meaning and purpose – a reason to get out of bed each and every morning. This means that good supports are founded on the development of a flexible framework of support that is driven by the individual. It requires a collaborative approach that allows for the inclusion of the input of all involved, with secondary emphasis on professional position and credentials.