Pd Op 3.3 Essay

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Emma Field Health and Social Care Level 3 (PD OP 3.3) Understanding The Impact of Acquired Brain Injury on Individuals Define acquired brain injury. (ABI) It is a brain injury damage caused by the events after birth, rather than as part of genetic or congenital disorder. It affects cognitive, physical, emotional, social or independent functioning can result from either traumatic such as physical trauma due to accidents, falls, assaults. Describe possible causes of acquired brain injury. Trauma to the head, Brain tumors, strokes, Cerebral hemorrage, Hydrocephalus, Brain aneurysms. Explain the difference between a traumatic brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injury. Traumatic – Occurs when an external force…show more content…
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