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Whose problem? Care and services for people living with alcohol-related brain injury

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The purpose of this project was to gain a greater understanding of the

    issues and challenges for people living with alcohol-related brain injury.

    Professional support for people with alcohol-related brain injury appears

    to be completely inadequate and people fall between the ‘service’

    cracks. Whose problem is this given that no single authority has overall

    responsibility for the co-ordination, planning and delivery of services?

    An overall theme of social exclusion was found to explain the experience

    of people with alcohol-related brain injury. Within contemporary mental

    health policy, recovery is a transcending value-base for mental health

    practice and people with alcohol-related brain injury would benefi t from

    being part of this value-base. This presentation argues that people living

    with alcohol-related brain injury are an even more marginalised subpopulation

    than mental health services users as these people do not

    fi t neatly into any existing category or model of care. Before people

    with alcohol-related brain injury can satisfactorily live with their injury,

    the issue of providing people with appropriate services must be

    addressed. This presentation provides a voice for those with alcoholrelated

    injury and calls into question the oft heard catchcry by mental

    health nurses that ‘they are not one of ours’. The presentation will help

    delegates understand the impact that segregated practices has on this

    population and how social and service exclusion can be addressed to

    improve the quality of life for people living with alcohol-related brain

    injury.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Brighton, R. M., Moxham, L. J. & Traynor, V. (2012). Whose problem? Care and services for people living with alcohol-related brain injury. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 1-2.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3230

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 2

Volume


  • 21

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The purpose of this project was to gain a greater understanding of the

    issues and challenges for people living with alcohol-related brain injury.

    Professional support for people with alcohol-related brain injury appears

    to be completely inadequate and people fall between the ‘service’

    cracks. Whose problem is this given that no single authority has overall

    responsibility for the co-ordination, planning and delivery of services?

    An overall theme of social exclusion was found to explain the experience

    of people with alcohol-related brain injury. Within contemporary mental

    health policy, recovery is a transcending value-base for mental health

    practice and people with alcohol-related brain injury would benefi t from

    being part of this value-base. This presentation argues that people living

    with alcohol-related brain injury are an even more marginalised subpopulation

    than mental health services users as these people do not

    fi t neatly into any existing category or model of care. Before people

    with alcohol-related brain injury can satisfactorily live with their injury,

    the issue of providing people with appropriate services must be

    addressed. This presentation provides a voice for those with alcoholrelated

    injury and calls into question the oft heard catchcry by mental

    health nurses that ‘they are not one of ours’. The presentation will help

    delegates understand the impact that segregated practices has on this

    population and how social and service exclusion can be addressed to

    improve the quality of life for people living with alcohol-related brain

    injury.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Brighton, R. M., Moxham, L. J. & Traynor, V. (2012). Whose problem? Care and services for people living with alcohol-related brain injury. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 1-2.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3230

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 2

Volume


  • 21

Place Of Publication


  • Australia