Table of Contents
I. Introduction.- Speech Before the International Convention on the Medicolegal Aspects of Disability.- What Is Medical and what Is Legal About Disability?.- II. Disability and Law.- On the Realization of the Rights of Invalids According to the Israeli National Insurance Law.- Issues of Competence and the Dependent Adults Act.- Employment Opportunities for the Handicapped in the United States.- Implementing Legal Mandates Regarding the Disabled in Educational Institutions in the USA.- Learning Disabilities and the Court.- Judicial Self-awareness and Psychoanalytic Countertransference.- The Disabled Person as a Witness in Court.- Economic Constraints on the Effectiveness of Litigation and Legislation for the Disabled.- Assessment of Disability.- Chronic Pain in the Medicolegal Aspects of Workers’ Compensation Cases.- III. Disability and Medicine.- Psychosocial Aspects of Disability.- Psychosocial Factors in Successful Rehabilitation.- Liability of Medical Malpractice in German Law.- The Family and the Invalid: Who Needs Whom?.- Self-concept of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients.- Definitions of Rehabilitation in Legislation.- Medicolegal Considerations in the Care of Severely Disabled Newborn in Canada.- Rehabilitation of Heroin Addicts with Methadone Maintenance: A Five-Year Clinical Experience.- Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain-injured Patients.- Prostheses for Disabled Elderly Amputees.- The Effect of Legal Settlement on Work Disability Following Compensable Injury.- IV. Medicolegal Aspects.- Medicolegal Criteria for Post-traumatic Psycho Syndrome.- Informed Consent by Mentally Disabled Persons.- Confidentiality: The Moral/Legal/Treatment Conflict.- Disability, Medical Intervention, and Individual Freedom.- Medicolegal Aspects of Sterilization for Mentally Disabled Persons.- V. Epilogue.- The Eighties: Decade of Handicapped People.
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