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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect

By Christine Lefaivre

CRC Press – 2014 – 376 pages

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Description

The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect is a groundbreaking treatment for those suffering from a traumatic brain injury. This textbook is the culmination of more than 25 years of successfully implementing this transformative treatment pioneered by the author. The text demonstrates how rehabilitation professionals, including occupational therapists, doctors, nurses and neuropsychologists, can use the Lefaivre Rainbow Effect in their practices to improve the therapeutic outcome for their clients. It discusses the dual role healthcare providers have of delivering care to maximize recovery, coupled with the necessity to submit medical legal reports to an adversarial system.

Reviews

" … the vital piece that has been missing in the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. … brilliantly uncovers and develops strategies to manage the unique stress experience for each patient and makes insightful use of the brain’s enhanced capacity to grow while pursuing pre-injury interests and motivations."

— David I. Levy MD, Neurosurgeon, University of California, San Diego

"Through her longstanding extraordinary experience in the therapy of (TBI) survivors, Christine Lefaivre succeeds in transcending primary organic damage with a multi-modal therapeutic approach."

— Dr. Michael Starke, Radiologist, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Federal Armed Forces Hospital Berlin, Germany

" Chris Lefaivre’s portrayal of working with her clients, their families, and the treatment team is inspirational. … This well written and accessible book is truly a must-read for all health and social workers, legal professionals, family members, employers and indeed anyone involved in the support of traumatically brain injured individuals. … will become a standard reference for students, professionals, and families dealing with TBI."

—Deborah Buszard Ph.D., Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of British Columbia

"Chris Lefaivre puts forth a framework that truly reflects the best elements of person-centered care. The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect is applicable across professional domains, cultural boundaries, and the continuum of care. The guidelines of the model are consistent with all rehabilitation fields, accreditation standards and the World Health Organization’s conceptualization of disability, functioning, participation,n and health."

—Tina M. Trudel PhD, Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist; President/Chief Operating Officer, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Centers and Specialty Hospitals, USA; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

"From a litigation point of view, there is no better way to prepare your evidence for trial than to follow the Rainbow Effect rehabilitation approach. Whether you are a survivor, a family member, a medical /rehabilitation expert, or a lawyer, read this book –it was a game changer for me and it will be for you as well.

—David Marr Q.C. Personal Injury Lawyer, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

" … provides a multi-modal, multi-disciplinary model that stages interventions for the survivor, the family, and the community (eg. school, workplace), so that recovery is maximized."

—Bill de Bosch Kemper, Ph.D. Neuropsychologist Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

"As I read Lefaivre’s work, I was astounded by her complete understanding that the best chance for functional recovery and optimal psychological benefit is when the TBI client is in their pre-injury environment, versus an institutional setting. … What a gift this text is to the world of traumatic brain injury treatment and patient care in general.

—Gaye Gould M.S.W., R.S.W. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Contents

The Human Spirit

The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect

Total Sum

The Loss

Educating the Family

The Loss…Stress

The Traumatically Induced Dysfunctional Family Theory

Intervention

Residual Loss Cost-of-Future-Care

Analysis

Litigation

Business Practices and Public Relations

Four-Week Time Management System

Diverse Funding

The Use of Volunteers

Ethical Considerations

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Description: By Christine Lefaivre. The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect is a groundbreaking treatment for those suffering from a traumatic brain injury. This textbook is the culmination of more than 25 years of successfully implementing this transformative treatment pioneered by the author. The...
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