Week 3 Traumatic Brain Injury
Week 3 TBI Assignment
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has increasingly affected combat service members as the injuries sustained in combat have continued to evolve. TBI can result affect the physical, psychological, sensory, and many other functions of service members during and after combat. However, the symptoms are easily misdiagnosed for other conditions, or missed completely. The purpose of this assignment is to determine the many ways one might sustain a TBI, looking at a specific region of the brain, and exploring appropriate treatment and management interventions that would assist in eliminating barriers in daily life functioning.
Review Brain Basics and the associated readings for this week, familiarizing yourself with the major parts of the brain and the functions each control.
Include the following elements based upon your review of Brain Basics:
Develop your own scenario that involves a combat related injury resulting in a TBI affecting an area of the brain.
Descriptions of symptoms that correlate to the sustained injury.
Areas to discuss might include symptoms manifested in the cognitive, emotional, sensory, neurological, psychomotor, physiological, psychological functions.
At least two examples of barriers that might be encountered in daily life because of the injury and manifested symptoms.
Identify appropriate treatment or intervention methods to minimize the effects of the experienced symptoms.
Discuss how each treatment/intervention will positively affect the service member’s or veteran’s life if properly implemented.
Work should be submitted in a Word document (doc. or docx.) or other compatible word processing document (.rtf), and be 4 to 6 pages in length, excluding the required title and reference page.
Scholarly sources should be cited both in-text and on the reference page of the submission. A minimum of five academic, scholarly sources are required to be cited in the work, 4 of which must be peer-reviewed journal articles. Course materials may not be used to meet the scholarly source requirement.
Submissions should be formatted per APA standards. Headers are required throughout the submission. For assistance and resources on APA formatting style, contact the APUS library and/or the APUS writing center.
The basic parts of a paper should also be included; these are the introduction section, with a precise thesis statement, the body of the paper with clear, discernable headings formatted to APA style levels of heading where appropriate, and a conclusion that restates the thesis and summarizes the major points of the entire paper