The Neurocritical Care Society believes that those with traumatic brain injury receive the highest quality of care when families and medical professionals work together as partners in shared decision-making to develop treatment plans that respect your loved one’s values and priorities.
This book exemplifies the Neurocritical Care Society’s commitment to promoting patient-family-centered care and the shared decision-making process. The foundation of this book is a partnership between neurointensivist, Dr. David Y. Hwang, MD, FAAN, FCCM, FNCS, and family member, Dayla Maisey, BSc., BComm, Honorary Masters (Intensivist). This effort reflects the contributions of numerous health care professionals and family members as well as the endorsement of several medical organizations. Importantly, the narrative is inspired by Dayla’s personal experience with the Intensive Care Unit after her younger brother was critically brain injured in a motorcycle accident. For this reason, some of the narratives are written in the first person, reflecting Dayla’s voice in the moment.
As a key part of our mandate to empower families during a neurotrauma crisis and provide compassionate, high-quality, patient and family-driven care, the Neurocritical Care Society is providing this revised version of A Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury: the Intensive Care Unit as a free download.
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