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Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition

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    Sixth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284105407

Donna Falvo & Beverley Holland

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness, Sixth Edition is intended to teach students, counsellors and other medical professionals working with the chronically ill and disabled how to better understand the manifestations of common chronic illnesses and the disabilities among their clients. The text also serves as an important resource to help medical professionals gain an awareness of the impact of these conditions on their clients’ ability to function physically, psychologically, socially, and vocationally.  This text serves as an important resource to assist students and professionals in understanding the manifestations of common chronic illnesses and disabilities. The goal is to bring awareness around the impact of chronic illness and disability to clients through a discussion around symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses.

The Sixth Edition has been updated to include new content based on the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and features new and more detailed case studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter  1  Conceptualising Functioning, Disability, and Health
Chapter  2  Psychosocial and Functional Aspects of Health Conditions
Chapter  3  Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Nervous System
Chapter  4  Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter  5  Stroke
Chapter  6  Epilepsy and Other Conditions of the Nervous System
Chapter  7  Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter  8  Multiple Sclerosis
Chapter  9  Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular Conditions
Chapter  10  Post-Polio Syndrome and Other Conditions of the Nervous System
Chapter  11  Developmental Conditions: Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida
Chapter  12  Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Chapter  13  Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Conditions: Functional and Vocational Implications
Chapter  14  Functional Implications of Selected Psychiatric Diagnosis
Chapter  15  Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
Chapter  16  Conditions of the Eye and Blindness
Chapter  17  Hearing Loss and Deafness
Chapter  18  Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, and Other Conditions of the Blood
Chapter  19  Introduction to the Immune System
Chapter  20  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
Chapter  21  Introduction to Cancers: General Methods of Identification and Management
Chapter  22  Specific Cancers and Their Management
Chapter  23  Diabetes and Other Conditions of the Endocrine System
Chapter  24  Structure, Function, and Common Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter  25  Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Other Rheumatic Conditions
Chapter  26  Amputation
Chapter  27  Chronic Pain
Chapter  28  Cardiovascular Conditions
Chapter  29  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, and Other Conditions of the Pulmonary System
Chapter  30  Chronic Kidney Disease and Other Conditions of the Urinary System
Chapter  31  Conditions of the Gastrointestinal System
Chapter  32  Burn Injury and Other Conditions of the Skin
Chapter  33  Assistive Technology
Chapter  34  Aging with Disability

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