Prince Henry Rehabilitation Centre
22 April 2011
Re: Mr Amir Akbari, aged 41
Mr Akbari, who has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Requires rehabilitation after discharge from the ward. He is being transferred to your service today.
Upon admission on the 06 March 2011, Mr Akbari was at the pick of Guillain-Barre Syndrome as he was able to move his limbs on his own. In addition, he needed ventilation support in intensive care unit for which he was admitted for three days. However, he went for regular plasmapharesis worth of intravenous gammaglobulin for five days. Daily physiotherapy was recommended including self exercises.
Currently, Mr Akbari has low muscle tone and requires mild assistance with activities of daily living. But, he can mobilize slowly with a help of a frame. Psychosocially, he has post traumatic stress disorder related to war trauma in mid 80s and he is prone to depression and anxiety. Additionally, he is depressed about prospects such as his wife not coping with financials, study and child care pressure.
Based on the above, Mr Akbari needs social worker intervention for his family problems. Psychological review and physiotherapy program together with encouragement to move his limbs would be profoundly beneficial.
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