A description of the guidelines for family members on how to cope and support a person with a head injury
Keywords:Guidelines, Rational, Operationalization, Families, Head Injury, Person.
The purpose of this article is to describe the guidelines for the family members on how to cope and support a person with a head injury. A qualitative explorative, descriptive and contextual research design was conducted utilizing individual in-depth face-to-face interview to gather data from family members of a person with a head injury. This study was conducted in three of the northern regions of Namibia, i.e. Oshana, Omusati and Ohangwena. Data was analyzed using Techâ€™s method for content analysis.
The results of this study showed that family members of a person with head a injury had varied and different experiences varying from different feelings, challenges and support to them.
Based on these findings, the guidelines were developed to assist the family members of a person with a head injury on how to cope and support the person with a head injury. These guidelines may be implemented by any family who are taking care of a person with a head injury.
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