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Editorial Andy Mantell and Patti Simonson Editors Welcome to the first issue of Social Care and Neurodisability. This new, quarterly journal aims to be a single source of knowledge on legislation, best practice and research for those working with and affected by neurological conditions. Neurodisability (any condition with a neurological cause) can affect anyone at any age and may be due to trauma, vascular disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, disease, toxicity or a breakdown in physiological functioning (see Jenkins and Birkett-Swan’s article in this issue for further explanations). Social care is an increasingly common term in UK policy, encompassing the activities of social workers and care workers. In this Journal, it is applied in its broadest sense to include policy and holistic ways of practicing that look beyond individual impairment and may be employed by a range of professionals. The journal is structured around three primary sections: practice, research and law. In this first issue, we have two practice articles. Keith Jenkins and Louise Birkett-Swan have produced an introduction as to how the brain functions and the impact that injury or disease has on the brain. This reflects the Journal’s intention to draw on all perspectives to promote best practice in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Care and Neurodisability Pier Professional

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Publisher
Pier Professional
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Pier Professional Limited
ISSN
2042-0919
eISSN
2042-874X
DOI
10.5042/scn.2010.0202
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Abstract

Andy Mantell and Patti Simonson Editors Welcome to the first issue of Social Care and Neurodisability. This new, quarterly journal aims to be a single source of knowledge on legislation, best practice and research for those working with and affected by neurological conditions. Neurodisability (any condition with a neurological cause) can affect anyone at any age and may be due to trauma, vascular disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, disease, toxicity or a breakdown in physiological functioning (see Jenkins and Birkett-Swan’s article in this issue for further explanations). Social care is an increasingly common term in UK policy, encompassing the activities of social workers and care workers. In this Journal, it is applied in its broadest sense to include policy and holistic ways of practicing that look beyond individual impairment and may be employed by a range of professionals. The journal is structured around three primary sections: practice, research and law. In this first issue, we have two practice articles. Keith Jenkins and Louise Birkett-Swan have produced an introduction as to how the brain functions and the impact that injury or disease has on the brain. This reflects the Journal’s intention to draw on all perspectives to promote best practice in

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Published: May 1, 2010

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