brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)
A Registered Nurse and member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses from Ohio is a victor after being assaulted at the age of 38. Dedicating the next 20 years to self rehabilitation and recovering on her own from an assault which occurred at work October 30, 1991. This motivated and determined soulful nurse has a voice to be heard from a perspective as a healthcare professional, a patient, a mother, a spouse, a sister, a friend, and finally a caregiver. The secrets of inside our healthcare from different perspectives are revealed.
This nurse once silenced by poor treatment has another opportunity to speak out after receiving proper medical care nearly two decades after the initial injury. This truly is not a mystery diagnosis, and hopefully many brain injured patients and families will consider laboratory testing to see if this could be happening to them or their loved ones.
America’s healthcare system is in critical condition and brain injury or any type of chronic condition is expensive, let alone the rehabilitation that most American’s never receive. Who qualifies for rehabilitation and how does one get it? In America, the majority of individuals need to deal with issues they do not know how to handle, neither does anyone around them. I hope to help give these people the tools to understand and educate how to overcome a system that cannot help.