Janet Cromer’s career spans thirty-five years as a medical and psychiatric RN, twenty-three years as a licensed psychotherapist, and seven years as an award-winning healthcare writer, most recently from the American Medical Writers Association New England Chapter. Janet held clinical and administrative positions in hospitals and community mental health programs, and managed her successful private psychotherapy practice. As a Registered Art Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University, Janet incorporated art, writing, drama, and movement into her treatment with people dealing with medical illness, mental illness, and brain injury. She has long been interested in the medical humanities as a way to improve patient care and foster humane relationships among professionals, patients, and families.
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Professor Cromer Learns to Read: A Couple’s New Life after Brain Injury
by Janet Cromer
When a harrowing heart attack and cardiac arrest robbed Alan's brain of vital oxygen, he lost his abilities to read, write, walk, talk, think, and remember. In a flash, the successful physics professor became a brain injury survivor struggling to relearn everything he once knew. So began a seven year journey of intensive rehabilitation, combined with shaping a new identity, marriage, and life.
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