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Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation by
Publication Date: 2013-03-15
With ever changing technology and new methodologies in client care, this is a timely addition to the aural rehabilitation literature. Further, it is the only book to address the specific needs of the adult population, which is the growing market for audiologic services. The text covers definitions of audiologic rehabilitation, an overview of the area, psychosocial impact of hearing loss, assessment strategies, current technologies, treatment methodologies, research needs, and special issues in audiologic rehabilitation. It has been deliberately structured to move the reader from introduction, to specific details of the specialty of audiologic rehabilitation, to providing insights into characteristics of this patient population, and thence to a framework for assessment and treatment of the impact of hearing loss. With a completely international perspective, lacking in other works, it represents the only advanced text to meet the need for the high level of preparation required for doctoral level training, and presents clinicians with the latest practice techniques and technologies.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion by
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion is designed to meet the day-to-day needs of PM&R residents, practicing physiatrists, and physicians in other specialties seeing rehabilitation patients. Focused solely on clinical care delivery, this handy reference provides the tools necessary to navigate everything from PM&R team coordination to the tailoring of medical management to achieve functional goals. Divided into four sections, the book covers all rehabilitation topics and is packed with practical information useful in daily practice, including disease-specific order sets and tips for managing the wide range of issues that commonly occur during a patient's rehabilitation. The first section introduces the field of rehabilitation medicine, the second reviews the scope of practice of allied health professionals on the rehabilitation team, the third section discusses rehabilitation topics and practice areas, and the fourth is an extensive Appendix of 24 assessment and rating scales, tables, and algorithms, essential for daily clinical use. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion is an indispensible resource that belongs in every white coat pocket. Features of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pocket Companion Include: Conciseness and Clinical Orientation: Presents only the key information needed for optimal case management Comprehensive coverage: All major topics in the field of PM&R are represented Consistent approach: Brief text and bulleted format makes information easy to find Order sets provided for most areas to drive clinical care Medication specifics: Covers medications with specific dosages Appendix collects key scales, tables, and algorithms for immediate access"
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury by
Publication Date: 2012-01-28
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may affect 10 million people worldwide. It is considered the "signature wound" of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These injuries result from a bump or blow to the head, or from external forces that cause the brain to move within the head, such as whiplash or exposure to blasts. TBI can cause an array of physical and mental health concerns and is a growing problem, particularly among soldiers and veterans because of repeated exposure to violent environments. One form of treatment for TBI is cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT), a patient-specific, goal-oriented approach to help patients increase their ability to process and interpret information. The Department of Defense asked the IOM to conduct a study to determine the effectiveness of CRT for treatment of TBI.
Selected Papers from the Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology by
Publication Date: 2011-06-15
23rd JCAART 2008 Niigata. This book is the first publication in English of the proceedings of the Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology JCAART, held in Niigata in 2008. This annual scientific meeting enables professionals from health-r
Holistic Care Program for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in a Chinese Context by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
This book provides an effective model for helping persons with serious mental illness and is suitable for readers working in psychiatric rehabilitation. It is well documented that persons with serious mental illness suffer from severe psychosocial issues. Studies suggest that many of them also have different spiritual problems such as lacking hope and losing meaning and a purpose in life. In Hong Kong, a Christian non-governmental organisation has developed a holistic care program for the rehabilitation of persons with serious mental illness. Holistic care is conceived as the care delivered to meet an integral, independent individual's health needs including physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and environmental aspects as a whole. The holistic care program is characterised by a Self Help Group (SHG) approach with the adoption of holistic care principles where the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the clients are emphasised. Beyond using solely conventional therapeutic intervention such as psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioural strategies in running SHGs, spiritual intervention in the form of hymn singing, Bible reading, personal sharing and intercessions is also used.