A Registered Nurse, BSN University of Akron, Graduate school Kent State University. Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse-Retired, author of School-Age Children’s Responses to Parents with Disabilities Rehabilitation Nursing. Volume 19, Number 4 Jul/Aug 1994 203-6. Founder and Coordinator The Caring Children’s Program 1990—, Recipient Community Award 1991, Speaker to numerous groups and organizations (among other credentials), Member Assoc. Rehabilitation Nurses 1991–. Mem. AAAS, Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Assn. (bd. Dirs. Akron chpt. 1988-89, patient and family edn. Svcs. Comm. 1988-89. Assn. Rehab. Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses from Ohio is a victor after being assaulted at the age of 38.
Dedicating the next 20 years to self rehabilitation and recovering on her own from an assault which occurred at work October 30, 1991, one is reaching out to help rebuild shattered lives following traumatic brain injury, other injuries, chronic diseases and illnesses. BISR was created to form Brain Injury Self Rehabilitation, the process that one needs to go through to acquire their optimal level of functioning because formal rehabilitation is limited to a few weeks or less or none at all … the average. Rehabilitation is a process that should be ongoing with life changes, with intermittent evaluations.
This motivated and determined soulful nurse has a voice heard from a perspective as a healthcare professional, a patient, a mother, a spouse, a sister, a friend, and finally a caregiver. The secrets of inside our healthcare from different perspectives revealed.
Nurse assaulted at work gets treatment after nearly 2 decades. A documented journey through America’s healthcare, legal, insurance, and Worker’s Compensation system for an ordinary American, mother, spouse, nurse and family. How this determined nurse restored her life through self rehabilitation.
Living just 20 miles from world renowned healthcare facilities turned to nearly 20 years and 200 miles away before proper treatment. Many twists and turns in this cold and complex case. This nurse speaks out to protect other nurses and healthcare workers all while advocating for patients through education.
You will find her story, personal stories, laughter, health tips to optimal levels of functions, recovery, rehabilitation for traumatic brain and spinal injuries, brain dysfunctions, illnesses (mental and physical), disease, and injuries.
This nurse once silenced by poor treatment has another opportunity to speak out after receiving proper medical care nearly two decades after injury. This truly is not a mystery diagnosis, and hopefully many brain injured patients and families will consider extensive laboratory testing for hormone imbalances to see if this could be happening to them or their loved ones.
America’s healthcare system is in critical condition and brain injury or any type of chronic condition is expensive, let alone the rehabilitation that most American’s never receive. Who qualifies for rehabilitation and how does one get it? In America, individuals, need to deal with issues they do not know how to handle, neither does anyone around them. I hope to help give these people the tools to understand and educate how to overcome a system that cannot help.