Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living

Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living

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Overview

Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living by Sara Palmer, Kay Harris Kriegsman, Jeffrey B. Palmer

This definitive guide combines first-person accounts with up-to-date medical information to address all aspects of spinal cord injury-recovery and coping, sex and family matters, transportation and housing, employment and leisure.

New information is offered on recovery and regeneration research, stem cell research, and activity-based therapies. This helpful book also includes a wealth of ideas and resources for socializing, travel, sports, and recreation.

About the Author:
Sara Palmer, Ph.D., is a psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

About the Author:
Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, author of Taking Charge: Teenagers Talk about Life and Physical Disabilities, and a consultant on disability issues

About the Author:
Jeffrey B. Palmer, M.D., is a professor in and director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801863523
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/21/2000
Series: Johns Hopkins Press Health Bks.
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Sara Palmer, Ph.D., is a psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, author of Taking Charge: Teenagers Talk about Life and Physical Disabilities, and a consultant on disability issues. Jeffrey B. Palmer, M.D., is a professor in and director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xix
Trauma, Hospitalization, and Rehabilitation     1
Into the Wilderness: Trauma, Hospitalization, and Acute Care$dcontributions by Cristina L. Sadowsky     5
Lost and Searching: Rehabilitation     39
Reading the Map: Pathways to Adjustment     69
The Challenges of Readjustment     95
Going Home: Old Territory in a New Light     99
Focus on the Family     125
Lovers' Lane: Dating, Coupling, and Sexuality     169
Life Goes On: Independent Living     201
Successful Living with Spinal Cord Injury     233
The Next Frontier: Spinal Cord Injury Research$dcontributions by John W. McDonald$dcontribution by Cristina L. Sadowsky     237
The Journey Continues: Finding Yourself     283
Concluding Thoughts     309
Resources     329
Notes     341
Index     345

What People are Saying About This

Gary Karp

"The sheer complexity and quantity of issues we face in the early stages of spinal cord injury easily overwhelm. These experts have provided a reassuring resource that helps people with recent injuries and their families gain their bearings during a time of great change. This book shines light on their path ahead, whatever is to come."

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