"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book cover to cover and never got bored. After reading the moving introduction by John Wright, I wanted to keep reading. What I really like about this book is that it provides information on such a range of broad topics and it covers issues that are not usually found in other TBI books (e.g., chapters on intimate partner violence, culture and ethnicity, siblings, family resilience). For someone who has just acquired a brain injury and/or for the caregivers/families, this book provides excellent insights about the issues that may emerge. Most importantly, some of the chapters provide realistic hope that life is not over after a brain injury. Equally important is the message that 'one is not alone'." In a nutshell, I enjoyed reading every chapter. This is overall an excellent book." -- Dr. Annick Maujean, Clinical Psychologist "Too often following traumatic brain injury, injured persons and their families are left with little information on how to positively cope and adjust to their new life. With Health and Healing After Traumatic Brain Injury, the authors provide hope and tangible information on ways to successfully adapt to the challenges presented by this disability. This book is a major contribution to the caregiving and professional support literature." -- Charles Edmund Degeneffe, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, San Diego State University
Heidi Muenchberger, PhD, is associate professor of environmental psychology at Griffith Health Institute, Queensland, Australia.Elizabeth Kendall, PhD, is professor of community health and rehabilitation at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. John Wright is a rural scientist who has lived with a brain injury for over 40 years and is a strong advocate for disability and wellbeing in the community.