ERIC Number: ED331277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Returning the Individual with Traumatic Brain Injury to the Community: An Overview of Programs and Services in Israel. Monograph #50.
Katz, Shlomo, Ed.; Florian, Victor, Ed.
This monograph describes community rehabilitation services available to persons with traumatic brain injury in Israel. Following a foreword by Leonard Diller which cites the incidence of traumatic brain injury and notes existing intervention models, an introductory chapter by Shlomo Katz and Victor Florian provides a historical survey of the evolution of these community rehabilitation services. Subsequent chapters provide descriptions of the services and programs. "A Rehabilitation Center for Veterans with Severe Brain Injury" (Shlomo Katz) describes the activities and procedures of a center guided by the principles of meaningful activity and autonomy. "An Integrative Rehabilitation Program for Traumatic Brain Injured Persons at the Loewenstein Medical and Rehabilitation Center" (Max Stern) discusses early and later stages of post-injury treatment, diagnostic methods, treatment philosophy, and treatment methods. "The National Institute for Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured" (Dani Hoofien and others) offers case studies to illustrate treatment at a public nonprofit organization administered by Israel's Defence Ministry and the National Insurance Institute. "The Neuropsychological Unit for Treatment and Rehabilitation, Givatayim, Israel" (E. Klag and others) discusses the conceptual framework and theoretical orientation of the unit, its approach to assessment and evaluation, intervention principles, family and social system dynamics, and structural features. "U.S. Commentaries" (Sheldon Berrol and Barry Willer) compares the rehabilitation approach of Israel with that of the United States. References accompany each paper. (JDD)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries, Head Injuries, Incidence, Intervention, Models, Neurological Impairments, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Program Development, Rehabilitation Programs, Veterans
International Exchange of Experts and Information in Rehabilitation, c/o Institute on Disability, 6 Hood House, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824-3577 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham.
Note: A product of the International Exchange of Experts and Information in Rehabilitation.