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Author Stewart, J. Eric, author

Title Living with brain injury : narrative, community, and women's renegotiation of identity / J. Eric Stewart
Published New York : New York University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Qualitative studies in psychology series
Qualitative studies in psychology series
Summary When Nancy was in her late twenties, she began having blinding headaches, tunnel vision, and dizziness, which led to the discovery of an abnormality on her brain stem. Complications during surgery caused serious brain damage, resulting in partial paralysis of the left side of her body and memory and cognitive problems. Although she was constantly evaluated by her doctors, Nancy's own questions and her distress got little attention in the hospital. Later, despite excellent job performance post-injury, her physical impairments were regarded as an embarrassment to the 'perfect' and 'beautiful' corporate image of her employer. In this book, J. Eric Stewart offers narratives which highlight those with brain injury as agents of recovery and change in their own lives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 2, 2016)
Subject Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Case studies.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Psychological aspects.
Women -- Physiology -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814770223
9780814770221 (ebook)