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Holistic Practice in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Perspectives of Health Practitioners

By Courtney Wright, Heidi Zeeman and Valda Biezaitis


Given that the literature suggests there are various (and often contradictory) interpretations of holistic practice in brain injury rehabilitation and multiple complexities in its implementation (including complex setting, discipline, and client-base factors), this study aimed to examine the experiences of practitioners in their conceptualization and delivery of holistic practice in their respective settings. Nineteen health practitioners purposively sampled from an extensive Brain Injury Network in Queensland, Australia participated in individual interviews. A systematic text analysis process using Leximancer qualitative analysis program was undertaken, followed by manual thematic analysis to develop overarching themes. The findings from this study have identified several items for future inter-professional development that will not only benefit the practitioners working in brain injury rehabilitation settings, but the patients and their families as well.Griffith Health, School of Human Services and Social WorkFull Tex

Topics: Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Publisher: Public Library of Sciences
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156826
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