Motor Vehicle Collisions: Medical, Psychosocial, and Legal Consequences

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This book is a comprehensive review of the motor vehicle collision (MVC) experience and includes chapters relevant to the assessment and treatment of multiple consequences of MVC involvement, including medical, psychosocial, and legal difficulties. The book is designed to be accessible to both clinicians and researchers interested in the study of MVCs and in the management of MVC-related problems.

The aim of this book is to capture the MVC experience from a multidisciplinary perspective, This book will serve as a necessary reference for physicians, rehabilitation specialists, allied medical professionals, psychologists, and lawyers.

* Presents the complete chronology of an MVC from immediate aftermath to chronic disability
* Details evidence-based assessment and treatment practices across disciplines
* Addresses cultural factors that influence assessment and treatment of MVC sufferers

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Motor Vehicle Collisions by Duckworth, Iezzi, and O’Donohue (2008) is an excellent book that deserves to be studied by all students and workers in the field, whether in psychology or a related mental health profession. -Psychol. Inj. and Law (2009) 2:89–92

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080450483
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/4/2008
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

William O'Donohue is the Nicholas Cummings Professor of Organized Behavioral Healthcare at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Philosophy. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters and co-edited more than 15 books.
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Table of Contents

Section I The Scope and Significance of Motor Vehicle Collisions
1. Introduction to Motor Vehicle Collisions: Medical, Psychosocial, and Legal Consequences
Melanie P. Duckworth, Tony Iezzi, William T. O’Donohue
2. The Prevalence and Impact of Motor Vehicle Collisions
Ted Miller
3. Predictors of Motor Vehicle Collisions
Graham Hole

Section II Managing the Immediate Motor Vehicle Collision Aftermath
4. Assessment of Acute Pain, Physical Injury, and Disability Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Murray Girotti and Neil Parry
5. Treatment of Acute Pain, Physical Injury, and Disability Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions
David B. Hoyt
6. Emergency Room Trauma: The Immediate Aftermath of Motor Vehicle Collisions
Therese S. Richmond
7. Acute Stress Disorder Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Richard A. Bryant

Section III Managing the Consequences of Motor Vehicle Collisions in the Primary Care Setting
8. Normalizing Experiences of Acute Pain and Injury-Related Impairment
Keith Sequeira
9. Normalizing Emotional Distress
Michael Lewandowski
10. Managing Primary Care Costs: Medical and Psychological Cost-Offset
William T. O’Donohue

Section IV Chronic Physical and Psychological Consequences of Motor Vehicle Collisions
11. Assessment of Patients with Whiplash Associated Disorders
Dennis Turk and James Robinson
12. Treatment of Chronic Pain Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Robert J. Gatchel
13. Neuropathology and Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury Consequent to a Motor Vehicle Collisions
H. Julia Hannay
14. Cognitive Impairment Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Grant Iverson
15. Psychological Conditions Associated with Motor Vehicle Collisions
Meaghan O’Donnell and Mark Creamer
16. Assessment of PTSD Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Melanie P. Duckworth
17. Treatment of PTSD Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Edward J. Hickling and Eric Kuhn
18. Driving Phobia Associated with Motor Vehicle Collisions
Joanne Taylor

Section V Medical-Legal Issues Associated with Motor Vehicle Collisions
19. Medical-Legal Issues: A Legal Perspective
Stephen Schenke
20. Medical-Legal Issues: A Medical Perspective
Nathan D. Zasler and Michael F. Martelli
21. Medical-Legal Issues: A Psychological Perspective
Tony Iezzi
22. Medical-Legal. Issues: A Patient’s Perspective
Melanie P. Duckworth and Tony Iezzi

Section VI Summary, Conclusions, and Future Directions
23. Current Status and Future Directions in the Study of Motor Vehicle Collisions and the Associated Medical, Psychosocial, and Legal Consequences
Tony Iezzi, Melanie P. Duckworth, and William T. O’Donohue

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