Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Mindfulness in Veterans who have PTSD
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have had a negative impact on a significant amount of veterans who have returned from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Mindfulness practice has proven to be an effective means to increase the quality of life (QoL) for many who have been impacted by TBI or PTSD. This study intended to examine the exact implications that having a TBI has on improving the QoL through mindfulness for veterans who have PTSD and TBI. This was a qualitative study of four professionals in the areas of TBI; PTSD; mindfulness practice; and/or work with veterans who have experience with any of the above. The study highlights the challenges that professionals face when working with an invisible wound; qualities of effective mental health workers when working with TBI; and the positive impact that mindfulness practice can have on this population.
traumatic brain injury, tbi, PTSD, mindfulness
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Kuboy, Marcus, "Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Mindfulness in Veterans who have PTSD" (2015). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 471.