Aim, rationale and outcomes
provides a framework for the effective case management of people
with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
People who have
a disability arising from a TBI are often confronted with distinctly
different challenges than people with similar impairments
arising from other causes.
In order to meet
the needs of these clients effectively, adjustments to existing
models may be required.
In order to develop
an effective case management approach, it is necessary to incorporate
of some of the unique issues typically confronting the person with
the injury, their family, and other service providers.
This module focuses
on what is unique about effective case management of people
with traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is not a generic case
At the end of
this module, you should be able to:
7.1 define the
role of the case manager
7.2 discuss key
aspects of the tri-level approach to case management and be aware
of what needs to be considered in case managing people with TBI
ways in which to ensure a comprehensive case history is taken and
identify useful sources of information
key issues related to setting goals and identify the elements in
an individual program plan
7.5 recognise the impact of compensation on service provision
7.6 locate community
resources and recognise key issues in accessing generic services.
Module 7 Compiled
Senior Social Worker
Community Team Co-ordinator
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney