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"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 Psychology
University 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826127839
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/20/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 673,717
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert H. Zaretsky, PhD, is currently Administrator, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Rusk Institute, New York City University Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. He received his PhD from Adelphi University. Dr. Zaretsky has published extensively in the field of rehabilitation in such areas as psychological aspects of disability, geriatric rehabilitation, learning and conditioning with the neurologically impaired and spinal-cord injured, rehabilitation psychology and long-term care of the chronically ill, chronic pain management, and behavioral medicine applications to rehabilitation. Dr. Zaretsky is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Past President of APA's Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, and a recipient of the APA's Distinguished Contribution to Rehabilitation Psychology Award. Dr. Zaretsky was formerly Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and recently its Past-Chair. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Eastern Division (New York/New Jersey), recently served as the Board's Treasurer, is currently a National Division Delegate of the ACS National Assembly, and is the recipient of the St. George Medal, a national award from the ACS in recognition for outstanding contributions to the control of cancer.

Steven Flanagan, MD, newly appointed (May 2008) Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center.. Dr. Flanagan is widely published (over 36 journal articles); chapter author in 5 recent publications; principle or co-principle investigator for 18 research projects, and a frequent guest in multimedia venues, e.g., WNBC, ABC-TV, CNN, as a TBI specialist.

Alex Moroz, MD is Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, and continues his postgraduate medical education (2008-2011) in the Program for Academic Leadership, Association of Academic Physiatrists, NYU Medical Center. He was a contributing author to the third edition of MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY ; continues to build an impressive journal article (20 +)publication resume; receives multiple grants including the Hartford Foundation, American Geriatric Society grant to develop a geriatrics curriculum for PM&R residents; and is a two-time Teaching Excellence Award winner (2001, 2008) from the graduating resident class.

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Table of Contents

Part I An Introduction to Key Topics and Issues

Comprehensive Rehabilitation

Part II: Disabling Conditions and Disorders

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Alzheimer's Disease//Dementia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Burn Injuries
Cardiovascular Disorders
Chronic Pain Syndromes
Diabetes Mellitus
Speech, Language, Hearing, and Swallowing Disorders
Hematologic Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
Neuromuscular Disorders
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Pediatric Disorder
Peripheral Vascular Disorders
Psychiatric Disabilities
Pulmonary Disorders
Chronic Kidney Disease
Rheumatic Diseases
Spinal Cord Injury
Visual Impairments

Part III Special Topics

Integrative Medicine and Its Relationship to Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Nursing
Educating Patients Toward Independence
Social Work and Rehabilitation
Telerehabilitation - Solution to Distant and International Care
The Computer Revolution and Assistive Technology
Trends in Medical Rehabilitation Delivery and Payment Systems
Legislation and Rehabilitation Professionals
Accreditation - A Quality Framework in the Consumer-Centric Era
Outcomes Measurement and Quality Improvement in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
Geriatric Rehabilitation
Organ Transplantation
Research Directions
Limb Deficiency

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