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Case Study: Dave
Dave is a 33-year-old married man who was hit by a car a year ago while he was going to work. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was initially diagnosed with a right occipital brain injury and bifrontal hematoma. He was unconscious for 5 weeks and the Glasgow Coma Scale indicated a score of 4. After Dave regained consciousness he was disorientated, and for the next 5 days, was unable to remember events, was unable to recognize his wife, was very confused, disinhibited, and anxious. He spent 6 more months at the hospital in-patient unit where he received rehabilitation.
Before the incident, Dave lived in Leicester in an apartment with his wife Olivia (32 years old). Currently, Dave has been discharged from the hospital 10 days ago, and he is back to his apartment. However, the rehabilitation team has serious concerns about Dave’s prognosis (which has been poor following the 6-month rehabilitation). Currently, Dave has severe difficulty in remembering things and also recalling events even within an hour of rehabilitation sessions. He is often unaware of which day it is and finds it difficult to read. He always needs one-directional cues to read. He has severe difficulties in his visuospatial functioning and he also struggles to perform everyday life activities like bathing and dressing.
Before the incident, Dave was working as a primary school teacher. His current difficulties in reading have severely affected his ability to return to work. His wife Olivia is also a primary school teacher and she is struggling to manage her work responsibilities along with the additional caring responsibilities. She manages to help Dave with everyday things like eating his meals, taking his medication, and helping him plan a routine for his day. However, she finds it very hard to help him with other more physically demanding chores like bathing and dressing. Olivia feels like she is now working two full-time jobs and has no time for herself. She feels more of a caregiver than Dave’s wife. She feels like Dave is not the same person anymore and that she has lost her husband in the incident. She often gets frustrated which leads to her having arguments with Dave.
The information below provides some additional guidance on what to include under each section.
Based on the brain injury details, give a detailed overview of the clients diagnosis. (approximately 800 words)
a) Provide a brief and clear history of the case.
b) Discuss the current and previous symptoms of the client to reach an appropriate diagnosis. This should work as the rationale for the diagnosis.
c) Provide a brief and clear description of the diagnosis.
d) Use clinical and research evidence to discuss the probable prognosis of the client.
2. Identify the appropriate neuropsychological assessment for the client and provide a brief rationale for it. (approximately 700 words)
a) Based on the current symptoms of the client, develop a detailed neuropsychological assessment battery.
b) Discuss what the specific assessments you have included and provide a rationale (relevant reasoning) of choosing them (why are the assessments important and how it will help the client).
c) Provide a brief and clear description/detail of the assessments.
Identify and critically evaluate the possible holistic rehabilitation strategies that may be useful to support the client. (1500 words)
a) Based on the current symptoms of the client, develop a rehabilitation (intervention) plan (specific intervention strategies for each symptom).
*Do not forget to develop a holistic rehabilitation (intervention) plan.
b) Provide a rationale for choosing each strategy.
c) Use clinical and research evidence to discuss in detail those strategies, their effectiveness, and critically evaluate them.
*This is an important part of the case study.
Conclusion: Even though this is not an important part of the case study, if possible, provide a short summary of the overall case and state the possible prognosis following the application of the intervention strategies.
References: Do not forget to include all in-text citations and an appropriate final list of references at the end of your case study. Kindly follow the updated APA referencing style (7th edition, 2020). *Remember that the final list of references is not included in the total word count, but the in-text citations are included in the word count.
0 – 1 Points
2 – 3 Point
4 – 5 Points
Unprofessional communication; many errors; no APA
Minor grammar, spelling, and APA errors
Postings are professional and in standard written English with APA
Complete addressing of assessment criteria
Criteria not fully addressed
Minimal response to criteria; minor aspects missing
All criteria are fully addressed
Evidence of critical thinking or extending information
Critical thinking or extending information not evident
Obvious responses to questions; little thought evident
Posts demonstrate critical thinking with evidence base from research or experience
No connections provided
Minimal connections provided to readings/activities
Clear connections to readings/activities
Submitted an overview / summary of the case selected for analysis. Also identified those procedural steps to be analyzed.
Did not provide an adequate overview or summary of the selected case or failed to identify those steps to be analyzed.
Provides an adequate overview or summary of the selected case and steps to be analyzed though may not be clear or complete.
Case overview is clearly presented including all appropriate investigative steps to be analyzed.
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