2015 DCoE Webinar: Effects of Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Caregiver Perspectives. (This webinar was originally recorded Oct. 8)
Family caregivers of service members who experience chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) discern that their loved ones experience myriad cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems. Caregivers often experience many of these same issues, disrupting the family dynamics. They often feel marginalized by the medical system and conclude that their health care providers lack insight into their experience. Knowledge gaps also exist regarding what caregivers understand about mild TBI and resources to help them manage symptoms and patient outcomes.
This webinar addresses these issues and explores how education for caregivers, family, friends and health care providers could potentially enhance treatment outcomes and caregiver success.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:
-- Describe three primary issues that present as common themes among families dealing with chronic mild TBI
-- Articulate how inclusion of the caregiver in the care continuum can lead to increased support for the chronic mild TBI patient
-- Apply education as an intervention to reduce risk factors for persistent symptoms and negative outcomes
For materials for this webinar, please visit: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/webinars
DCoE hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. Videos of the webinars are uploaded after the event and are for informational purposes only. Continuing education credits are only available at the time of the event.
Learn about DVBIC webinars at http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/webinars
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