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Adapting Your Practice: Recommendations for the Care of Patients Who Are Homeless or Unstably Housed Living with the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (2018) | National Health Care for the Homeless Council

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Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Persons: Etiology, Prevalence & Severity (2008) | This monograph by Jennifer L. Highley, PMHNP-BC, and published by the HCH Clinicians’ Network, describes the etiology, prevalence and severity of cognitive dysfunction as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among persons experiencing homelessness. It is hoped that this information will improve our ability to identify, assess, diagnose, treat, house and create aftercare services for those homeless persons who have sustained TBI and other insults to the central nervous system. The paper concludes with a series of practice, administration and policy recommendations.

Traumatic Brain Injury in a Homeless Male (2008) | Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability in the United States, where about 1.4 million people have a reported head injury each year. There is evidence that homeless individuals experience a greater incidence of severe head injury than the general population. This case report illustrates the sequelae of a moderate traumatic brain injury and comorbidities in a young homeless adult.

Traumatic Brain Injury (2004) | Chapter from The Health Care of Homeless Persons | Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

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