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This book is designed to assist professionals working with patients with chronic illness and/or disability to increase their understanding of the patient's medical condition and treatment, and how these factors may impact on the patient's functional capabilities, psychologically, vocationally, and socially. This book will enable professionals to more effectively plan and work with the client to prevent problems that may affect rehabilitation.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
The new edition provides updated and expanded medical information on disability. It is intended to assist professionals in planning and coordinating behavioral, social, and vocational services for persons with disabilites. It addresses two major changes in the field since publication of the first edition: 1) advances in medicine and changes in the health care system and its impact on rehabilitation; 2) the changes in general medical terminology and pharmacology.
• Psychosocial and Functional Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability
• Cardiovascular System
• Respiratory Conditions
• Renal Disorders
• Endocrine Disorders
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
• Disorders of the Nervous System
• Hearing Disorders
• Visual Disorders
• Dermatologic Disorders
• Disorders of the Blood and the Immune System
• Substance Abuse Disorders
• Mental Disorders