Head Injuries and Resultant Deafness

(Walls, Hendricks, Dowler, Hirsch, Orslene and Fullmer, 2002). The animal will serve as a vital link between John Q. And the world around him, helping to be independent and to have quality time to himself and allow him to travel on his own.

There is a need, too, to emphasize that services are available to the family as individuals, and in a group setting, to confront and work through the issues that upcoming months, perhaps even years of hardship as a result of John Qs physical injuries will mean to them as a family and as individuals. The focus must be a positive one, for research has shown that positive and hopeful attitudes impact an individuals ability to recover faster and more fully (Schmidt, Vickery, Cotugna, and Snider, 2005).

Researcher Thoughts

Researching the conditions and needs of a family and individual as cited above, created a sense of caring and support in me as a researcher and healthcare professional. This empathy is one that serves a patient well, because study and caring arising out of the study of healthcare issues, creates an atmosphere that helps patients accomplish their goals more thoroughly and readily.

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