Traumatic Brain Injury in Culturally Diverse Populations: Navigating Healthcare Intervention for Adults

Leslie W. Johnson (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 279
EISBN13: 9781799855446|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2261-5.ch013
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This chapter highlights traumatic brain injury (TBI) and various health disparities within this population, particularly gaps related to patients from culturally diverse backgrounds. A review of three main health disparities is included, related to increased risk for sustaining a TBI, intervention barriers related to TBI, and long-term outcome after TBI. This chapter also evaluates how culture influences aspects of TBI intervention by exploring cultural considerations apparent in diverse populations. The chapter concludes with an examination of a case study based on an actual patient who sustained a TBI and details how his Native American culture impacted his healthcare choices and how his healthcare providers adapted intervention strategies given cultural influences unique to his clinical presentation.
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