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Dr Shane McNamee
, from Cleveland Ohio, heads a rehab team at VA hospital in Richmond Virginia - taking the rehabilitation of wounded military to new dimensions of matching up realities of each individual with their rehabilitation.
gave a report to Congress about this work that you can view on other page.
Dr. Shane McNamee
"I remember telling [Ricard] he was going to walk off the unit," said Dr. Shane McNamee, medical director of McGuire's polytrauma rehabilitation center.
To help the men and women, "you develop that narrative of healing," McNamee
That means pointing out small changes that over time add up to big change.
That means helping them see themselves differently and in a new reality, maybe with limitations.
"We get very complex patients and we slowly try to turn them back into people," McNamee
"You work on what their personal motivations are."
In Ricard's case, McNamee
could see that it was getting back to work and his
McNamee, the center's medical director, describes it as maturing.
An emerging-consciousness program is focused on helping people in a minimally responsive, "near coma" state after suffering a severe head injury.
"We bring people in for a whole array of interventions.
We try to help them recover more rapidly," McNamee
We evaluate them, treat them and start to figure out strategies to help them move past the injuries they've sustained," McNamee
"We maintain our primary mission here of supporting the most severely combat-wounded," he
By Gregg Zoroya - USA Today Posted : Friday Jul 30, 2010 8:42:58 EDT ... "So much has changed since 2006," says Dr. Shane McNamee, VA director of the ...
Jul 29, 2010 ... "So much has changed since 2006," says physician Shane Mcnamee, ... from 78 specialists such as doctors and therapists in 2004 to 255 today. ...
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