This letter was written in 1993, a little over a year after my injury. This letter details not only what was happening to me shortly after brain injury, but what was happening inside the healthcare system. The information is accurate and correct as supported by documentation. It has been retyped, but no other revisions exist.
This will help provide the reader to understand what has been happening in our healthcare system. This is how the nurse that was assaulted perceives the assailant-patient and his situation. She also points out many issues within this specific head injury and neurology acute rehabilitation unit at a prestigious rehabilitation center in northeast Ohio.
You will also understand what the healthcare workers endure on a daily basis on this unit. This article written shortly after injury identifies many flaws in our healthcare system, most importantly safety.