Brainline Interview Series
Brainline.org is a resource, a place of support and information, for anyone who deals with brain injury from the individuals with brain injury to their families as well as professionals working within the field. It is part of WETA which is the public television and radio station in Washington, D.C. Brainline has interviewed the Chief Clinical Officer of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) here at Brookhaven Hospital, Ron Broughton.
Mr. Broughton has been with NRI at Brookhaven Hospital for over eleven years. He serves as the Chairman of the Ethics and Performance Improvement Committees at our hospital. Mr. Broughton received a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, is approved to supervise LPC candidates, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. He has worked extensively with severely mentally ill and brain injured patients in community mental health and inpatient settings. Mr. Broughton has written academic papers and given presentations on schizophrenia, psychosis, ethics and counseling those with brain injury. He also served on an expert panel for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Oklahoma Counseling Association.
In this second clip of a series of topics in Mr. Broughton’s interview with Brainline, he discusses what autonomy really means for an individual with brain injury. Mr. Broughton issues a challenge to professionals who can sometimes get stuck in the mindset that they always know better than the patient with a brain injury.
Click here to watch the interview.