San Francisco General Hospital’s TBI Support Group was established in 2003 and meets the first Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 4:45 pm in the Reading Room of the Medical Library. The TBI Support Group is open to all persons and their families experiencing recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury. The group is fiscally supported by SFGH’s Brain and Spinal Injury Center.
A wide body of literature has demonstrated that comprehensive patient and family education and psychosocial support improve health outcomes and importantly, patient and family adjustment to life altering illness. The group is co-led by a Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Clinical Social Worker and a Neuropsychologist. The group strives to provide coordinated and integrated education and psychosocial support for the TBI population and their families, recognizing that patients and their families are an integral part of treatment, goal setting, community reintegration, and optimal recovery.