Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional, Fif

Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional, Fifth Edition

English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 0826132278 | 832 Pages | PDF | 13.72 MB
The fifth edition of this landmark volume has been substantially updated and expanded to encompass an abundance of innovative rehabilitation research supported by changing technology and new research methodologies. Written for rehabilitation practitioners, researchers, and students, it distills crucial new information regarding aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. The fifth edition addresses new topics at the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability from clinical, functional, and psychological perspectives, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and new and technology-based rehabilitation research.
The book delivers new findings about social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative treatments, trends in treatment delivery and payment systems, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation. New chapter authors-noted authorities in their fields-address rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine, among other topics. The text continues to be the only guide to medical aspects of disability for nonphysician rehabilitation professionals and other health care providers outside of rehabilitation medicine. It serves as a comprehensive guide on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and more.
New to the Fifth Edition:
Updated coverage of rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine
New information about traumatic brain injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and technology-based research
Innovations in delivery and payment systems, accreditation, opportunities and challenges for quality, and outcome assessments
New findings regarding social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation
Updates on speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders
New coverage of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and pediatric disorders
Key Features:
Delivers key information critical to the study of disability including functional status, prognosis, psychology, and vocational issues
Discusses how changes in health care regulations have impacted rehabilitation medicine delivery
Analyzes the convergence of emerging technologies and clinical practice
Includes the contributions of distinguished practitioners, researchers, and educators
Provides an Instructor’s Manual with PowerPoints
About the Author
Alex Moroz, MD, is associate professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and was an editor and contributing author to the fourth edition of Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional. He continues to build an impressive journal article publication resume (more than 40 articles); has received multiple grants including the Hartford Foundation, American Geriatrics Society grant to develop a geriatrics curriculum for physical medicine and rehabilitation residents; and is a four-time Teaching Excellence Award winner (2001, 2008, 2011, 2015) from the graduating resident class.
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