Medical Aspects of Disability, Fourth Edition

Medical Aspects of Disability, Fourth Edition

"Like its predecessor, the book remains one of the best sources of rehabilitation practice preparation for students and the most enlightened guide for rehabilitation professionals." --Nan Zhang Hampton, PhD, CRC Department of Counseling and School PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Aspects of Disability has continually been the go-to resource for health care professionals, educators, and students. Now in its fourth edition, this landmark volume has been substantially revised, updated, and expanded-comprehensively describing aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. This edition discusses important topics that have come to the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability, covering disabling conditions and disorders not only from clinical but also functional and psychological perspectives. Chapter authors, among the most widely respected authorities in their respective fields, provide comprehensive guides on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, discussing the causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and much more. Emerging Topics Discussed: Social work in physical medicine The information revolution, disability, and assistive technology Complementary and alternative medicine Trends in medical rehabilitation delivery and payment systems Legislation and rehabilitation professionals Telerehabilitation: solutions to distant and international care Disabling Conditions and Disorders Included: Geriatric rehabilitation Limb deficiency Organ transplantation Cardiovascular disorders Traumatic brain injury Diabetes mellitus Epilepsy Visual impairments Peripheral vascular disorders Rehabilitation in cancer patients AIDS and HIV Rehabilitation in burns Speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders

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Publisher Springer Publishing Company
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ISBN 9780826127846
Pages 784 pages
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