Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction, usually from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body such as and accident. http://www.mayoclinic.org/…/…/basics/definition/con-20029302. It is very important for the victim’s family to be able to make decisions on whether to prolong the life of the patient, and not to give up hope. In a recent story, a wife made a decision that lead to the recovery of her husband who was thought to be brain dead. As her husband lay in bed in a comma, she stayed next to him in the hospital bed to keep connected to their love. Her loving efforts paid off when her husband woke up from the comma. http://ktla.com/…/wife-refused-to-pull-plug-on-husband-in-…/ While TBI is still very complicated and fully understood, there are things loved ones can do to help. It is also be very important to complete a medical advance directive document with the hospital which will ensure that the family members have medical decision-making powers to exercise during the hospitalization of their loved one. http://ag.ca.gov/consumers/pdf/AHCDS1.pdf.

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