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Psychoprosthetics by Pamela Gallagher

Psychoprosthetics is the study of the psychological aspects of prosthetic use and of rehabilitative processes in those conditions that require the use of prosthetic devices. For people with limb loss, the fitting of a prosthesis can give rise to a variety of issues from functional rehabilitation to quality of life, wellbeing, participation in society and cosmetic satisfaction. As prosthetic technology continues to become more sophisticated and advanced, there is an onus on those who work with prosthetic users, to be aware of the impact of prosthetics on the ways in which people understand and construct their realities and their attempts to cope with and relate to them. However, despite the broad and increasing interest in psychosocial aspects of prosthetic use and rehabilitation, to date there has not been a complete volume on the topic-this book now addresses that need.

Psychoprosthetics brings together the most recent and exciting research and knowledge in this new field into one easily accessible volume. It contributes to a better understanding of the complex human dynamics involved in prosthetic use and provides an analysis of the practice, research and theory in the field of psychoprosthetics.

Written by some of the leading experts to the field, this informative and cutting-edge text will be of relevance to students, practitioners and researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including prosthetics and orthotics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, engineering, nursing and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846289798
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Contributors will be well-known clinicians, practitioners, researchers and academics who work with prosthetics. The editors have considerable experience in reviewing, editing and publishing and are leaders in this field. They have published in all the leading relevant journals related to the area, have been invited to speak at key conferences and lead an active multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians interested in applying many aspects of psychology to prosthetic use, especially in regard to the rehabilitation of people with amputations.

All editors direct the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group – a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians interested in applying many and varied aspects of psychology to prosthetic use, especially in regard to the rehabilitation of people with amputations.: (See www.tcd.ie/psychoprosthetics).

Table of Contents

Preface     v
List of Contributors     ix
Psychoprosthetics: An Introduction   Pamela Gallagher   Deirdre Desmond   Malcolm MacLachlan     1
Coping and Psychosocial Adjustment to Amputation   Deirdre Desmond   Pamela Gallagher     11
Limb Loss and Body Image   Bruce Rybarczyk   Jay Behel     23
Management of Chronic Pain After Limb Loss   Dawn M. Ehde   Stephen T. Wegener     33
Cognition and Mobility Rehabilitation Following Lower Limb Amputation   Brian O'Neill     53
Psychological Adjustment to Lower Limb Amputation: An Evaluation of Outcome Measurement Tools   Dalton L. Wolfe   Jackie S. Hebert   William C. Miller   A. Barry Deathe   Michael Devlin   Luljeta Pallaveshi     67
Interventions for Psychological Issues in Amputation: A Team Approach   Stephen T. Wegener   Susan E. Hofkamp   Dawn M. Ehde     91
Anthropology and Its Individual, Social, and Cultural Contributions to Psychoprosthetics   Seth D. Messinger     107
Embodiment and Prosthetics   Craig D. Murray     119
Osseoperception and Osseointegrated Prosthetic Limbs   Kerstin Hagberg   EvaHaggstrom   Stewe Jonsson   Bjorn Rydevik   Rickard Branemark     131
Virtual and Augmented Reality, Phantom Experience, and Prosthetics   Jonathan Cole     141
Psychological Fit of a Prosthetic Arm: An Illustrative Case Study Using Repertory Grid Analysis with a User of a High-Tech Upper Limb Prosthesis   Sinead Ni Mhurchadha   Elisabeth Schaffalitzky   Pamela Gallagher   Malcolm MacLachlan     155
Index     163

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