Date of Award
Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is, indeed, an equal opportunity perpetrator. Of the millions of Americans who sustain a TBI each year, at least 230,000 people are hospitalized and survive, and more than 80,000 to 90,000 people experience the onset of long-term disability (“Report to Congress”). However, it would appear that the reference materials and resources available to those needing life guidance post-TBI are not at all commensurate with the incidence of its occurrence. More specifically, it seems the population most overlooked within the world of those affected by TBI is the partners of adult TBI victims.
Espinet, Brigitte, "The Support Needed for Spouses of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivors: An Exploration into Resources and Reference Materials" (2019). Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones. 57.