What’s behind the misdiagnosis of brain injuries?

Brain Injury Blog by Barbara Stahura

March 16, 2012

What’s behind the misdiagnosis of brain injuries?

Thousands of brain injuries are misdiagnosed every year, and people suffer because of it. Why does misdiagnosis happen on such a large scale? Aren’t healthcare providers supposed to be expert at diagnosing people? Click the link in the post at http://journalafterbraininjury.wordpress.com to read a powerful article from a nurse, herself a survivor of several TBIs and who works in brain injury and neurological rehab. She points out several situations that need to be changed if people with brain injury are to be correctly diagnosed and treated. As always, there are writing prompts you can use to explore your own experiences.

 

YOUR STORY MATTERS
Barbara Stahura, CJF
• Certified Journal Facilitator
• http://www.barbarastahura.com
• blog: Journal After Brain Injury http://journalafterbraininjury.wordpress.com
• Co-author with Susan B. Schuster, M.A., CCC-SLP, of “After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story,” the first journaling workbook for people with brain injury.
http://www.lapublishing.com/tbi-survivor-journal
• Author of “What I Thought I Knew,” a memoir about how changing my mind changed my life.

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