This book 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. It provides 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. The book is divided into three parts. Part I presents an introduction to key topics and issues. The second part offers discussions on several disabling conditions and disorders. The medical conditions/disorders discussed include AIDS and HIV infection, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, burn injuries, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, chronic pain syndromes, diabetes, epilepsy, hematological disorders, developmental disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, pediatric disorders including cerebral palsy, and limb deficiency. Part III presents some special topics such as adult medical speech-language pathology, social work, telerehabilitation, and assistive technology.
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This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to rehabilitation counseling, encompassing its history, values, knowledge, skills, and links to the disability community. Underscoring disability as a common part of the human experience, it highlights the knowledge and competencies all rehabilitation counselors need to provide ethical and effective services. To reflect emerging trends, 13 chapters are either completely rewritten or significantly revised. This text offers a stronger focus on psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health counseling practiced by clinical rehabilitation counselors and incorporates new research and knowledge from breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychopharmacology, innovations in digital communication and technology, and shifts in the economy.
This book provides an integrated perspective on disabilities of the various disciplines of human services for counselors, social workers, and allied health professions in training. It provides an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective on disability and psychosocial adjustment to disability in rehabilitation counseling, social work, and allied health professions. It also includes foundations of disability studies, advocacy, the disability rights movement and disability legislation, policy, and law. There is a focus on select persistent and emerging population trends in disability studies, which are supported in the literature as populations that are anticipated to represent a growing and greater proportion of individuals in need of disability and integrated services. The attention to psychosocial adaptation to disability along with the inclusion of case studies and field-based experiential exercises related to specific topics make this book an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike. The human services professions contain a wide variety of disciplines that assist individuals, families, and populations to improve their capacity to function as individuals and in society. These professionals possess specific competencies and credentials, but operate from an interdisciplinary knowledge base that requires coordination among professionals, programs, and agencies in service delivery. The disciplines typically included in responding to disability-related issues are rehabilitation counseling, counseling, mental health, social work, rehabilitation sciences, psychology, and allied and health sciences. A key feature of each chapter is application from an intersectional perspective of issues related to addressing the service needs of persons with disabilities. Based on the foundations of understanding services providers’ scope of practice, the text discusses the roles and functions of human services providers, ethics in service delivery, professional credentials, cultural competency, and family and life span perspectives of disability.
With the release of its eighth edition, this bestselling text remains the most comprehensive and current text addressing the psychological and social issues dealt with by persons with disabilities. The new edition is almost completely rewritten and expanded by expert voices in disability and rehabilitation policy, research, and lived experience. It presents many new chapters covering topics such as disability identity, the impact of
U.S. laws and policies, the impact of micro-aggressions and discrimination, applications of well-being and positive psychology, and mental health implications of social media usage for people with disabilities. The eighth edition also includes new Personal Perspectives from individuals with various disabilities.
The text provides an informed, critical, and engaging exploration of the impact of chronic illness and disability (
CID) for a wide range of students, educators, and professionals who work with this population. It delivers a comprehensive understanding of CIDtopics ranging from the impact of law and policies, social justice issues, personal and professional rehabilitation, and the psychosocial experiences of CID. The book continues to investigate a diverse range of topics, from the historical and cultural perspectives on illness and disability to the personal, familial, and social impacts of disability. Chapters include Learning Objectives, Pre-Reading Questions, Class Activities, and Case Studies with accompanying Discussion Questions to promote engagement.