CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED BY SURVIVORS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

Nonhle Chembeni, Thobeka Nkomo

Abstract


While there have been numerous international publications on the challenges experienced by survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families, little has been published in South Africa (Alexander, Fuller, Hargovan, Clarke, Muckar, & Thomson 2009). For this study, conducted at Headway in Johannesburg and involving six survivors of brain injury and six family members, data were collected through qualitative in-depth interviews. Transcriptions generated from 12 in-depth interviews with purposively selected survivors of TBI were analysed, using a thematic content approach. Key findings are used to argue that employable survivors and families of brain injury require increased opportunities for sheltered employment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15270/53-4-594

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