If you lost the wealth of your brain’s services to you …
God forbid! as my friend Judy would say, with a tone of voice and look that will dispel dire misfortune now and forever.
… If you or your sister or your partner or child lost some of their brain’s services, what would you want of hospitals, doctors, allied health professionals and health agencies? What would you want of rehabilitation?
You might think the professionals are equipped with all the right expertise, and decisions would flow from there.
If only it were that simple.
Latrobe University researchers in conjunction with the Alfred Hospital hired Annie Bolitho & Associates to design and facilitate a citizens’ jury on brain injury in October 2014. A report drawing together the work of the jury has recently been released.
This diagram from an expert witness presentation by Dr Kate Laver (Flinders University) highlights the complex mix of inputs to the rehabilitation process.