A brain injury has an immediate effect on the family as they battle a wide range of emotions while coming to grips with the hospital system.
The initial hospitalisation, waiting for a prognosis and even things like understanding medical terminology can add to stress. There are many places to find support at the hospital, both for the patient and family members.
Coping with stress in hospital
The time in the hospital can be an overwhelming experience, but there are things that you can do to minimise stress.