The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability: 5th Edition / Edition 5

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The newest edition of The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability continues the tradition of presenting a realistic perspective on life with disabilities and then improves upon its predecessors with the inclusion of illness as a major influence on client care needs. Articles included represent the best of developing concepts, theory, research, and intervention approaches. Classic articles kept from previous editions round out a diversity of viewpoints that will enrich student understanding of what is important in beginning rehabilitation practice. Further broadening the scope of this edition is the inclusion of personal perspectives and stories from those living with illness or disabilities. These stories offer a glimpse into what it is like to cope day to day with these issues and direct examples of how effective current care models and rehabilitation theories can be.

Relevant, expert articles plus insightful narratives combine to offer a bridge between theory and reality and guide students and professionals in rehabilitation practice closer to their goal of enhancing the quality of life for all individuals.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book focuses not only on the impact of disability and illness on psychological and social functioning, but also on consumer empowerment and self-determination, along with self-expression.
Purpose: The editors note, "the exploration and understanding of illness and/or disability in light of its psychological and social impact continues as the main direction of this book. But this fifth edition also highlights the personal perspectives or stories of those faced with the many demands of living with an illness or disability. These perspectives reflect an opportunity to speak out and express ones' needs and expectations."
Audience: The audience includes students and professionals in rehabilitation practice. The two editors include contributions from 73 authorities in the field. Dr. Orto is Professor and Program Director of Rehabilitation Counseling in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University and has coauthored and coedited many books in the field of physical disabilities. Dr. Power is Emeritus Professor of Counseling, University of Maryland, and Adjunct Professor at the College of William and Mary. He has also authored numerous publications in the field of family and disability, and vocation/career assessment.
Features: The five parts focus on historical and current perspectives on illness and disability; the personal impact of illness and disability; family issues; interventions and resources; new directions: issues and perspectives. After each part, there are discussion questions, personal perspectives, and personal exercises. Albert Ellis provides a salient story after part II about how he overcame numerous physical disabilities, both in the past and currently. Two appendixes provide perspective exercises (six exercises to help readers better understand the meaning of illness and/or disability in an individual's life) and personal perspectives (seven stories of courage despite severe physical limitations). Family members also give their insight. This book is valuable in the way it provides so many different perspectives. In chapter 35, the authors talk about eight myths that can influence individual and family expectations: 1. All illnesses and disabilities can be cured or prevented; 2. Restoration is more important than realistic acceptance; 3. Someone must pay; 4. The family and the individual will always appreciate medical intervention; 5. Unquestioning faith in the health care team and system; 6. Technology will provide all the answers; 7. My family will always be there for me because I was there for them; 8. If we are good to others and even provide financial assistance, caregiving, aid respite care, they will be good to us or respond in kind.
Assessment: This book provides excellent information along with many discussion questions, personal stories, and personal perspective exercises. It is practical, easy to read, and effectively addresses important questions about the impact of disability/illness on an individual and the family. The reader will not be disappointed with this volume. It is one of the best books I have ever read in this area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826102447
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2007
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 760
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur E. Dell Orto, PhD, CRC, is Professor and Program Director of Rehabilitation Counseling in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University and is the Associate Executive Director of Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

He received a PhD in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Michigan State University in 1970. Dr. Dell Orto is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor whose academic and clinical interests relate to the role of the family in the treatment and rehabilitation process. Dr. Dell Orto has given many presentations and workshops focusing on the needs of families living with illness and disability.

He has co-authored and co-edited with Paul Power: Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability (2004); The Resilient Family (2003); Brain Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Perspective (2000); Head Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Approach (1994): Awarded Pyramid of Distinction and an Award of Excellence by the New England Association of the American Medical Writers; Illness and Disability: Family Interventions Throughout the Life Span (Springer Publishing Company, 1988); and Role of the Family in the Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled (1980). He has also co-edited the following books: The Encyclopedia of Disability and Rehabilitation (1995): Awarded an "Excellence in Media Award" by The National Rehabilitation Association; The Psychological and Social Impact of Disability (Springer Publishing Company, 1999 & 1991); The Psychological and Social Impact of Disability (Springer, 1984 & 1977); and Group Counseling and Physical Disability (1979).

Paul W. Power, ScD, CRC, is an Emeritus Professor of Counseling, University of Mayland, and Adjunct Professor at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg. Dr. Power received a ScD from Boston University and is the author of numerous articles, books, and book chapters on the topic of the family and disability, and vocation/career assessment. His speeches and workshops, on both national and international levels, have also focused on the roles of the family on the treatment and rehabilitation process. Specifically, he has co-authored and co-edited with Arthur Dell Orto: Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability (2004), The Resilient Family (2003), Brain Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Perspective (2000), The Role of the Family in the Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled (1980), and Family Interventions Throughout Chronic Illness and Disability (Springer Publishing Company, 1988).

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Table of Contents

  1. Contributors

    Foreword by Robert P. Marinelli


    Part I. Historical and Current Perspective on Illness and Disability

    Introduction to Part I

  2. The Disability Paradigm, David Pfeiffer
  3. Understanding How Disability is Defined and Conceptualized in the Literature, Barbara J. Lutz and Barbara J. Bowers
  4. An Integrative Conceptual Framework of Disability: New Directions For Research, Denise G. Tate and Constance Pledger
  5. Transforming Psychological Practice and Society: Policies That Reflect the New Paradigm, Carol J. Gill, Donald G. Kewman, and Ruth W. Brannon
  6. Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities in the Era of Disability Rights, Richard L. Beaulaurier and Samuel H. Taylor
  7. Models of Disability: Implications for the Counseling Profession, Julie F. Smart and David W. Smart

  8. Classic Article
  9. The Contribution of the Physically and Mentally Handicapped to Development, Jean Vanier
  10. Discussion Questions

    Personal Perspective: Coping With A Journey Toward Recovery: From The Inside Out, Dale Walsh

    Perspective Exercise 1: Reflections on Jean Vanier: How Far Have We Come? How Far Must We Go?

    Part II: The Personal Impact of Disability

    Introduction to Part II

  11. Psychological Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability: A Primer for Counselors, Hanoch Livneh and Richard F. Antonak
  12. Objective Self-Awareness and Stigma: Implications for Persons with Visible Disabilities, Andrew A. Phemister and Nancy M. Crewe
  13. Psychosocial Issues of Women with Physical Disabilities: The Continuing Gender Debate, Margaret A. Nosek and Rosemary B. Hughes
  14. Female Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury: Counseling Implications, Eva Miller and Irmo Marini
  15. Cross-Cultural Counseling Issues of Males Who Sustain a Disability, Irmo Marini
  16. Psychiatric And Psychological Issues In Survivors Of Major Disasters, Carol S. North
  17. Quality of Life and Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Acquired Disability: A Conceptual and Theoretical Synthesis, Malachy Bishop
  18. Classic Article

  19. Six Principles Relating Disability and Psychological Adjustment, Franklin C. Shontz
  20. Discussion Questions

    Personal Perspective: Using Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Techniques to Cope with Disability, Albert Ellis

    Perspective Exercise 2: Prime of life

    Part III: Family Issues in Illness & Disability

    Introduction to Part III

  21. Family Decision Making In Foregoing Life-Extending Treatments, Virginia P. Tilden, Susan W. Tolle, Christine A. Nelson, Maye Thompson, and Susan C. Eggman
  22. My Child is Not My Carer: Mothers with Physical Disabilities and the Well Being of Children, Ora Prilleltensky
  23. Parenting a Child With a Chronic Medical Condition, Jane Case-Smith
  24. In the Midst of a Hurricane: A Case Study of a Couple Living with AIDS, Lydia P. Buki, Lori Kogan, Bethanne Keen, and Patti Uman
  25. Parental Illness, Family Functioning, and Adolescent Well Being: A Family Ecology Framework to Guide Research, Sara Pedersen and Tracey A. Revenson
  26. Classic Article

  27. Life's challenges: Curse or Opportunity? Counseling Families of Persons with Disabilities, Mary R. Hulnick and H. Ronald Hulnick
  28. Discussion Questions

    Personal Perspectives: My Life with Muscular Dystrophy: Lessons and Opportunities, Robert P. Winske

    Dealing with Spina Bifida: Mother's Perspective, Janet Lingerman

    Perspective Exercise 3: My Family and Disability: Where Do We Stand?

    Park IV: Interventions and Resources
    Introduction to Part IV

  29. The Construct of Hope in the Rehabilitation Process, Amy B. Collins and Marvin D. Kuehn
  30. Spirituality in Disability and Illness, Judy Kaye and Senthil Kumar Raghavan
  31. Spiritual Factors and Adjustment in Medical Rehabilitation: Understanding Forgiveness as a Means of Coping, Jon R. Webb
  32. The Psychosocial Impact on Survivors of Extraordinary, Stressful, and Traumatic Events: Principles and Practices in Critical Incident Response for Rehabilitation Counselors Mark A. Stebnicki
  33. War, Death, and Bereavement: How We Can Help, Joan Beder
  34. Users of Assistive Technology: The Human Component, Martin G. Brodwin, Tristen Star, and Elizabeth Cardoso
  35. Classic Article

  36. Changes in Attitudes Toward People with Handicaps, Beatrice A. Wright

    Discussion Questions

    Personal Perspective: Recovery and the Rehabilitation Process: A Personal Journey, James T. Herbert

    Perspective Exercise 4: Trauma Helicopter

    Part V: New Directions: Issues and Perspectives

    Introduction to Part V

  37. The Implications of Positive Psychology and Wellness for Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Irmo Marini and Mitka Chacon
  38. "Successful Aging:" A Disability Perspective, Meredith Minkler and Pamela Fadem
  39. The Promise of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), Julie F. Smart
  40. Recovery from Psychiatric Disabilities, Patricia B. Nemec and Cheryl J. Gagne
  41. Psychological Adaptation to Disability: Perspectives from Chaos and Complexity Theory, Hanoch Livneh and Randall M. Parker
  42. Eugenics, Euthanasia, and Physician-Assisted Suicide: An Overview for Rehabilitation Professionals, Steve Zanskas and Wendy Coduti
  43. Reflections and Considerations, Arthur Dell Orto and Paul Power
  44. Classic Article

  45. Aging and Disability: Toward a Unified Agenda, Irving Kenneth Zola

    Discussion Questions

    Personal Statement: Life's Lessons Taught Me by My Disability, Alfred H. DeGraff

    Personal Statement: One More Burden, A Mother's Perspective, Bernadette

    Personal Exercise 5: Why Us?

    Appendix A: Perspective Exercises

    Introduction to Appendix A: Perspective Exercises

    Common Pain, Mutual Support

    Who Needs This Kind of Help?

    Is the Person With a Disability More Important Than the Family?

    Enough Is Enough

    Fragile: Handle with Care

    I Am in Love With a Stranger

    Appendix B: Personal Perspectives

    Introduction to Appendix B: Personal Perspectives

    Chris Moy--Chris and His Mother: Hope and Home

    Linda Stacey--Karen--My Daughter Forever

    Tosca Appel--Living in Spite of Multiple Sclerosis

    Judy Teplow--Surviving ALS: A Daughter's Perspective

    Paul Egan--My Life With a Disability

    David Collins--For Better or For Worse: David

    Robert J. Neumann--Experiencing Sexuality as an Adolescent with Rheumatoid Arthritis


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