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Head Cases - Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath
Host: Gerry Brooks, MA, CCC, CBIST, Director of Brain Injury
Programs, Northeast Center for Special Care
Guest: Michael Paul Mason, Author, Brain
Injury Case Manager
Synopsis: A consideration of the new book Head Cases -
Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath, with
its author Michael Paul Mason.
In the program, Mr. Mason talks about his
experiences as a brain injury case manager and what led him to write the
book as well as his assessment on the state of how
brain injury services are delivered in the US.
Mason also speaks about his visit to a military hospital
in Iraq and how what is learned there about treating
brain injury could change how services and support are
Our Guest: A professional writer, Michael Paul Mason has
served as an editor for two literary publications, and has
appeared on several national media outlets, including the
Lehrer Newshour, CBS News, and NPR's Morning Edition. Mason
remains active as a lecturer and speaker.
Mason has also built a reputation for noteworthy journalism.
When Mason's article in DISCOVER Magazine, Dead
Men Walking appeared in mid-February of 2007, it
ignited a national debate about the treatment of brain injured
soldiers. Mason has since traveled to Iraq to report on
healthcare and humanitarian issues.
Mason's first book, Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and
Its Aftermath is an exploration into the harsh realities
endured by brain injury survivors.
the Book Website
Places where you can purchase Mr. Mason's book Head Cases Stories of Brain Injury
and Its Aftermath:
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