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Foster, Sophie Vivien; Degeneffe, Charles Edmund – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background and Objective: This article compares the policy, care systems, and legislation surrounding acquired brain injury (ABI) in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). Consistent with their shared histories, many similarities in terms of culture, language, and politics, and their history of cooperative relations in military and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adventitious Impairments, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments
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Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Green, Richard; Jones, Clair – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2016
Purpose: The study aimed to understand how use and satisfaction with services following discharge from an acquired brain injury (ABI) acute-care facility related to family caregiver outcomes. Methods: A correlational and descriptive study design was used. Nineteen primary family caregivers of persons recently discharged from an ABI acute-care…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Outcomes of Treatment, Caregivers
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Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Fullerton, Nicole – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Purpose: This article examines how the Republic of Ireland conceptualizes disability, specifically acquired brain injury (ABI); how it meets the needs of people with ABI; and its similarities and difference with the U.S. system of ABI professional care, policy, and services. The article provides ideas for improvements and innovations toward ABI…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Head Injuries, Brain
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Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Tucker, Mark – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Objective: to examine the perspectives of brain injury professionals concerning family members' feelings about the quality of life experienced by individuals with brain injuries. Participants: participating in the study were 28 individuals in leadership positions with the state affiliates of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Methods:…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Leadership, Neurological Impairments, Brain
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Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Terciano, Jacylou – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
National campaigns promoting the use of the term intellectual disability (ID) have culminated in the recent U.S. congressional passing of Rosa's Law. Rosa's Law changes how ID is referred to in federal disability programs by removing all references to the term, "mental retardation" (U.S Government Printing Office, October, 2010). Little is known…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselors, Mental Retardation, Government Publications
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Zhu, Yanan; Degeneffe, Charles Edmund – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
A national sample of 21 international students in Rehabilitation Counseling Education (RCE) programs was surveyed on their connection to their programs, the stressors they experienced during graduate studies, and their recommendations for RCE programs to better support international students. Participants engaged in limited social activities due…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Needs, Rehabilitation Counseling, Language Skills