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“I’ve never been a yes person”: Decision-making participation and self-conceptualization after severe traumatic brain injury

Knox, L., Douglas, J., Bigby, C.,

Academic Literature

2016

Although adults who sustain a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) require support to make decisions in their lives, little is known about their experience of this process. The aim of this study was to explore how participation in decision making contributes to self-conceptualization in adults with severe TBI. Data included 20 in-depth interviews with adults with severe TBI. Self-conceptualization emerged as a complex and multifaceted process, as individuals with TBI aimed to reestablish a sense of autonomy. We describe a recursive relationship in which decision-making participation assists the dynamic construction of self, and self-concept contributes to the experience of making decisions. The role of an individual’s social support network in acting as a bridge bet

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Journal/Publication : Disability and Rehabilitation

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Safety and security

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