Loss, Grief and Mourning after brain injury
Relief that the person has survived the brain injury is often followed by feelings of grief and loss as the meaning of survival becomes evident. This tip card helps families and caregivers understand the grief process and their reactions and shows clinicians how to support survivors and families as they mourn the losses and changes in their lives.
Mourning can seem contradictory when a family member has survived the brain injury. This tip card has information on the important work of healing as families and survivors deal with personal feelings of grief and loss after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It describes the range of reactions and responses among family members and friends. Several types of mourning are explained to help families understand their emotions. There are practical tips for survivors, family members and for professionals on the grief process and head injury.