Special FeatureEthical Considerations in Chronic Brain InjuryHawley, Lenore MSSW, LCSW, CBIST; Hammond, Flora M. MD, FACRM, FAAPMR; Cogan, Alison M. PhD, OTR/L; Juengst, Shannon PhD, CRC; Mumbower, Rachael PhD, RN; Pappadis, Monique R. MEd, PhD; Waldman, Wendy BSW, CBIST; Dams-O'Connor, Kristen PhD, FACRMAuthor Information Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colorado (Ms Hawley); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Indiana University School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis (Dr Hammond); Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia (Dr Cogan); Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (Dr Juengst); Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Dr Mumbower); Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and Brain Injury Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston (Dr Pappadis); Resource Facilitation Program, RHI-Neuro Rehab Center, Indianapolis, Indiana (Ms Waldman); and Brain Injury Research Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York (Dr Dams-O'Connor). Corresponding Author: Lenore Hawley, MSSW, LCSW, CBIST, Craig Hospital, 3425 S. Clarkson St, Englewood, CO 80120 ([email protected]). The contents of this publication were developed with partial support from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Brain Injury Special Interest Group Task Force on Chronic Brain injury, and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (grant numbers 90DP0036, 90DRTB0002, and 90DPTB0009), a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); as well as NIDILRR: 90DPTB0016 and National Institute on Aging (NIA): #P30AG024832; P30AG059301. The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this article are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official institutional position or any other federal agency, policy, or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. The contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy of the NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, or NIA and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: November/December 2019 - Volume 34 - Issue 6 - p 433-436 doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000538 Buy Metrics Abstract A growing number of individuals are living with chronic traumatic brain injury. As these individuals and their families attempt to reintegrate into their communities, several ethical questions arise for clinicians and researchers. These include issues around alignment of perspectives and priorities, as well as responsibilities for ongoing treatment, education, community outreach, and research. An action plan for addressing these questions is outlined. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.