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Medical Aspects of Disability, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional
     

Medical Aspects of Disability, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional

by Herbert H. Zaretsky, Steven Flanagan, Alex Moroz
 

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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 PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts

Medical Aspects of Disability has continually been the go-to

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826127846
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
784
File size:
4 MB

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.

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