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Traumatic Brain Injury Guide for Families

A Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury: The Intensive Care Unit

This guide from the Neurocritical Care Society is specifically geared towards informing and supporting families of patients with severe traumatic brain injury in the ICU. The following introduction for families of patients is taken from the back cover of the book:

It may begin with a telephone call, a text, or a knock on your door- however it begins, nothing will ever be the same again. You and your family have been catapulted into the unfamiliar world of Traumatic Brain Injury. 

Dr. David Y. Hwang, MD and Dayla Maisey, BSc. join forces to help you and your family navigate through the intensely stressful, fast-paced, high-tech environment of the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Hwang, a neurointensivist at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, shares his medical expertise and passion for patient-family centered care and shared decision-making. Dayla's personal history informs the narrative. She is an experienced and compassionate confidant who takes your hand and gently guides you through some of the most difficult  challenges any family can face.

"I found your book not only informative and inspirational, but extremely familiar---were you sitting on my shoulder throughout our ordeal? …I believe your book would be very helpful to anyone experiencing the devastation of acquired brain injury. It is easy and quick to read, but packed with much important information, as well as uplifting advice. It is good to know during this terrible time that one is not alone---that others have travelled the same path and made it through."  
--Mom, British Columbia