Disorders of Consciousness Require Early Intervention and Specialized Care
August 17, 2015•13 min
Patients who are in a reduced or minimally conscious state following a traumatic brain injury are often not ready to begin an active rehabilitation program. But rehabilitation services are critical to optimize recovery until the patient emerges. It is also vital to educate and train the patient’s family and/or caregivers about expectations and care. For these patients, Shepherd Center’s specialized Disorders of Consciousness (DOC) Program provides pre-rehabilitation and education services. Ford Vox, M.D., is here to discuss how research is under way at Shepherd Center and elsewhere with an eye toward new and innovative treatments for patients with a DOC.