Journal article

The Potential of a Narrative and Creative Arts Approach to Enhance Transition Outcomes for Indigenous Australians Following Traumatic Brain Injury

India Bohanna, Michelle Fitts, Katrina Bird, Jennifer Fleming, John Gilroy, Alan Clough, Adrian Esterman, Paul Maruff, Martin Potter

BRAIN IMPAIRMENT | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Increasingly, narrative and creative arts approaches are being used to enhance recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Narrative and arts-based approaches congruent with Indigenous storytelling may therefore provide benefit during the transition from hospital to home for some Indigenous TBI patients. This qualitative study explored the use and impact of this approach as part of a larger, longitudinal study of TBI transition with Indigenous Australians.Method: A combined narrative and arts-based approach was used with one Indigenous Australian artist to describe his transition experiences following TBI. Together with the researchers and filmmaking team, the artist was involve..

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