Assignment Instructions Week 3 TBI Assignment
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has increasingly affected combat service members as the injuries sustained in combat have continued to evolve. TBI can result affect the physical, psychological, sensory, and many other functions of service members during and after combat. However, the symptoms are easily misdiagnosed for other conditions, or missed completely.
The purpose of this assignment is to determine the many ways one might sustain a TBI, looking at a specific region of the brain, and exploring appropriate treatment and management interventions that would assist in eliminating barriers in daily life functioning.
Complete each of the areas below by Sunday, the end of Week 3, 11:55 pm ET. Review Brain Basics at http://www.brainline.org/multimedia/interactive_brain/the_human_brain.html familiarizing yourself with the major parts of the brain and the functions each control.
In a 2-page paper formatted in APA , include the following elements based upon your review of Brain Basics: A scenario identifying a combat related injury resulting in TBI affecting an area of the brain.
Descriptions of symptoms that correlate to the sustained injury. Areas to discuss might include symptoms manifested in the cognitive, emotional, sensory, neurological, psychomotor, physiological, psychological functions.
At least two examples of barriers that might be encountered in daily life because of the injury and manifested symptoms. Identify appropriate treatment or intervention methods to minimize the effects of the experienced symptoms.
Discuss how each treatment/intervention will positively affect the service member’s or veteran’s life if properly implemented. Remember to cite your sources and include APA style formatted and reference pages in addition to the page count noted above.