Severe and Complex Neurological Disability

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability
Author: Pauline M. Pope
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780750688253
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability Book Excerpt:

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book presents a holistic approach to the complete, long-term, day-to-day care of patients disabled by neurological conditions, emphasizing practices that promote physical well-being and minimize secondary complications. It focuses on physical management within the context of the lifestyle of the disabled person and primary caregiver. In addition, it highlights the difficulties commonly encountered when implementing a physical management regime, and discusses the importance of compromise. The complete physical management and day-to-day care is described in a practical and applicable way. Best practices are presented in relation to caring for a person with profound impairment and residual disability. Holistic and detailed long-term physical management strategies are described, related to the more severe and complex neurological conditions. Real-life examples help readers understand the applications of theory in practice. Case studies strengthen readers' critical thinking and decision making skills. Social considerations and the importance of therapeutic leisure activities are included.

Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions

Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions
Author: Jenny Preston,Judi Edmans
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN: 1118936124
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions Book Excerpt:

While diagnosis with a neurological condition may not be life-threatening, it can have significant impact on everyday life and on participation in activities. Occupational therapists must be able to fully consider the physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioural problems which may occur as a consequence of a neurological disorder, and understand the impact of diagnosis from a person-centred perspective. Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions incorporates theoretical, clinical and research evidence to support occupational therapists in the management of people with neurological conditions. Covers the key symptoms of neurological conditions and the biological basis of these within the ICF framework Provides an overview of therapy and management for all neurological conditions Includes key occupational therapy theory Case studies root concepts in real-life practice End-of-chapter self-evaluation questions help test understanding Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions is the ideal resource to support students, newly-qualified practitioners, and occupational therapists looking for an overview or introduction to this key area of practice.

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book
Author: Val Hopwood,Clare Donnellan
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-07-23
ISBN: 0702049948
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions E Book Book Excerpt:

Written by two leading experts in the field, Acupuncture in Neurological Conditions aims to improve patient care by combining Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of treatment. The language of TCM is uniquely combined with that of evidence-based clinical reasoning to provide an approach relevant to both acupuncture and physiotherapy clinical practice. All major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practical are examined. Chinese medical patterns relevant to the application of acupuncture are described, as well as key patterns of dysfunction based on a Western medical perspective. The place of acupuncture within the overall management of different neurological conditions is also discussed. Clinical reasoning options from both TCM and Western medical perspectives are provided, and illustrated by real cases from clinical practice forming a sound platform for true integrated medicine. Fully evidence-based Provides clinical reasoning options from TCM and Western medical perspectives Illustrates clinical reasoning with real cases from clinical practice Provides detailed examination of all major types of neurological conditions encountered in clinical practice.

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care
Author: Stacey Atkinson,Joanne Lay,Su McAnelly,Malcolm Richardson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN: 131781892X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care Book Excerpt:

Many practitioners within health and social care come into contact with people with intellectual disabilities and want to work in ways that are beneficial to them by making reasonable adjustments in order to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Yet the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities continues to be a neglected area, where unnecessary suffering and premature deaths continue to prevail. This text provides a comprehensive insight into intellectual disability healthcare. It is aimed at those who are training in the field of intellectual disability nursing and also untrained practitioners who work in both health and social care settings. Divided into five sections, it explores how a wide range of biological, health, psychological and social barriers impact upon people with learning disability, and includes: Six guiding principles used to adjust, plan and develop meaningful and accessible health and social services Assessment, screening and diagnosis of intellectual disability across the life course Addressing lifelong health needs Psychological and psychotherapeutic issues, including sexuality, behavioural and mental health needs, bereavement, and ethical concerns. The changing professional roles and models of meeting the needs of people with intellectual and learning disabilities. Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care provides a wide-ranging overview of what learning disability professionals’ roles are and provides insight into what health and social care practitioners might do to assist someone with intellectual disabilities when specific needs arise.

Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology

Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology
Author: Ladan Najafi,Donna Cowan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN: 0128124881
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) is a subset of a wider range of products and services known as Assistive Technology (AT). AT is designed to support and enable people with disabilities, either acquired or congenital, to participate in activities with greater independence and safety. With a global aging population, it has an important role to play in enabling and supporting those with disability and their carers. Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology discusses a range of commonly available or emerging electronic assistive technologies. It provides historical background, advice when assessing for these devices and references different models of provision. It includes both medical and engineering aspects of provision. It is anticipated that the book will support students, trainees, and newly qualified Assistive Technology Practitioners to develop their understanding of the field, by considering the variables that could potentially influence the decision-making process when assessing for and providing this equipment. It also provides a reference point for those already practicing in this field and offers coverage of a broader range of technologies than clinicians may be exposed to, in their daily work This is the first reference book to focus on a comprehensive set of electronic assistive technologies and discuss their clinical application. Provides comprehensive coverage of electronic assistive devices Gives an overview of physical and cognitive pathologies and approaches for utilizing electronic assistive devices for individuals affected by these pathologies Covers essentials for assistive technology practitioners, human factors and technologies

Stroke Medicine

Stroke Medicine
Author: Hugh Markus,Anthony Pereira,Geoffrey Cloud
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 0191058238
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stroke Medicine Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Stroke Medicine incorporates considerable advances in the treatment of stroke that have occurred since the first edition published. This provides an up-to-date and easily accessible source of information on all aspects of stroke care, from acute care through to rehabilitation and secondary prevention. The new edition includes some additional updates on cardiac investigation of stroke, due to novel methods for detecting atrial fibrillation, and new trial data has been added to the chapter on Treatment of Stroke. The book includes numerous illustrations and tables presenting information in an easy-to-follow way and is designed to be used by the practising physician as a practical handbook of stroke care.

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing
Author: Jane Williams,Lin Perry,Caroline Watkins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN: 1118699629
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acute Stroke Nursing Book Excerpt:

Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. With active and efficient nursing management in the initial hours after stroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery and rehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing provides an evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute and continuing care phases. This timely and comprehensive text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing. Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies and practice examples throughout Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts, clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education The first text to explore stroke management from UK and international perspectives, and with a nursing focus

Stroke Nursing

Stroke Nursing
Author: Jane Williams,Lin Perry,Caroline Watkins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN: 1119111463
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stroke Nursing Book Excerpt:

Stroke Nursing is the leading guide for optimal stroke care, facilitating the provision of evidence-based practice across the stroke journey, and covering the sixteen elements of care outlined in the UK's Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF). Drawing from years of clinical and research experience, the authors provide practical guidance on the essential areas of stroke nursing, including stroke classification, stabilisation, thrombolysis and thrombectomy, rehabilitation and recovery, nutrition and oral care, palliative and long-term care, physical impairment management, and more. Now in its second edition, this indispensable guide helps practitioners expand their knowledge, skills and competence in all areas of stroke nursing services. Adopts a practical and evidence-based approach to stroke management, exploring UK and international perspectives Authored by expert clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education Includes updated case studies and practice examples, expanded coverage of clinical application in practice, and new discussions of the knowledge and skills required by nurses Stroke Nursing is essential reading for students of nursing and neuroscience, and is the definitive reference for practicing nurses and healthcare professionals caring for stroke patients.

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
Author: Ingrid Söderback
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN: 3319081411
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions Book Excerpt:

Advanced therapies and technologies, new service delivery methods, and care upgrades in underserved areas are translating into improved quality of life for millions with disabilities. Occupational therapy parallels this progress at the individual level, balancing short-term recovery and adaptation with long-term independence and well-being. This Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions builds on its ground-breaking predecessor by modelling current clinical standards rooted in scientific evidence-based practice. Its interventions are applied to a diverse range of client disabilities, with many new or rewritten chapters on workplace and vehicle accommodations, smart home technologies, end-of-life planning, and other salient topics. New introductory chapters spotlight core competencies in the field, from assessing client needs and choosing appropriate interventions to evaluating programs and weighing priorities. And for increased educational value, interactive case studies allow readers an extra avenue for honing clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. Of particular note is a new chapter providing a taxonomy—the Occupational Therapy Intervention Framework—and a validation study of its categories and concepts, delineating the occupational therapist’s roles and the expected outcomes. Intervention areas featured in the Handbook include: ● Adaptive interventions, OTs manage and facilitate clients’ adaptations. ● Learning interventions, OTs teach and the clients learn or relearn. ● Enabling interventions, OTs enable clients to be meaningfully occupied. ● Preventing interventions, OTs prevent ill-health and promote clients’ ability to sustain health in daily life. The Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions is career-affirming reading for all members of rehabilitation teams, including occupational and physical therapists and rehabilitation nurses. Students intending to enter this growing field and professionals working toward its continued improvement will find it useful and inspiring.

Clinical Engineering

Clinical Engineering
Author: Azzam Taktak,Paul Ganney,David Long,Richard Axell
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN: 0081026951
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers, Second Edition, helps professionals and students in clinical engineering successfully deploy medical technologies. The book provides a broad reference to the core elements of the subject, drawing from a range of experienced authors. In addition to engineering skills, clinical engineers must be able to work with both patients and a range of professional staff, including technicians, clinicians and equipment manufacturers. This book will not only help users keep up-to-date on the fast-moving scientific and medical research in the field, but also help them develop laboratory, design, workshop and management skills. The updated edition features the latest fundamentals of medical technology integration, patient safety, risk assessment and assistive technology. Provides engineers in core medical disciplines and related fields with the skills and knowledge to successfully collaborate on the development of medical devices, via approved procedures and standards Covers US and EU standards (FDA and MDD, respectively, plus related ISO requirements) Includes information that is backed up with real-life clinical examples, case studies, and separate tutorials for training and class use Completely updated to include new standards and regulations, as well as new case studies and illustrations

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment
Author: Julie M. Hauer
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1421409380
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment Book Excerpt:

Hauer offers hope and practical coping strategies in equal measure.

Spasticity Management

Spasticity Management
Author: Valerie L. Stevenson,Louise Jarrett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-27
ISBN: 0429586019
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spasticity Management Book Excerpt:

Spasticity is a common symptom that arises in a wide range of neurological conditions. Unfortunately, a poor understanding and inadequate management of spasticity often results in it having a greater impact on patients than necessary. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Spasticity Management: A Practical Multidisciplinary Guide provides the essenti

Neurodisability and Community Child Health

Neurodisability and Community Child Health
Author: Srinivas Gada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 019885191X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurodisability and Community Child Health Book Excerpt:

Containing concise, updated, and easy-to-use summaries on a comprehensive range of clinical scenarios and conditions encountered by paediatricians and multi-disciplinary professionals in their everyday practice, this new edition of Neurodisability and Community Child Health has been substantially revised to be the ideal companion for anyone working with children.

Music Therapy in Palliative Care

Music Therapy in Palliative Care
Author: David Aldridge
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781853027390
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Therapy in Palliative Care Book Excerpt:

Within the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from music therapists working in different approaches, in different countries, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be. It is important for the dying, or those with terminal illness, that approaches are used which integrate the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of their being. The contributors to this book emphasize the importance of working not only with the patient but with the ward situation, friends and family members. By offering patients the chance to be creative they become something other than patients - they become expressive beings, and there is an intimacy in music therapy that is important for those who are suffering. Many of the contributors write in their own personal voice, providing a particular insight which will be valuable not only to other music therapists seeking to enrich their own ways of working, but to all those involved in caring for the sick and the dying. Contributors describe their work with both children and adults living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation
Author: Michael P. Barnes,David C. Good
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN: 0444595848
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurological Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Neurological Rehabilitation is the latest volume in the definitive Handbook of Clinical Neurology series. It is the first time that this increasing important subject has been included in the series and this reflects the growing interest and quality of scientific data on topics around neural recovery and the practical applications of new research. The volume will appeal to clinicians from both neurological and rehabilitation backgrounds and contains topics of interest to all members of the multidisciplinary clinical team as well as the neuroscience community. The volume is divided into five key sections. The first is a summary of current research on neural repair, recovery and plasticity. The authors have kept the topics readable for a non-scientific audience and focused on the aspects of basic neuroscience that should be most relevant to clinical practice. The next section covers the basic principles of neurorehabilitation, including excellent chapters on learning and skill acquisition, outcome measurement and functional neuroimaging. The key clinical section comes next and includes updates and reviews on the management of the main neurological disabling physical problems, such as spasticity, pain, sexual functioning and dysphagia. Cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems are just as important and are covered in the next section, with excellent chapters, for example, on memory and management of executive dysfunction. The final part draws the sections on symptom management together by discussing the individual diseases that are most commonly seen in neurorehabilitation and providing an overview of the management of the disability associated with those disorders. The volume is a definitive review of current neurorehabilitation practice and will be valuable to a wide range of clinicians and scientists working in this rapidly developing field. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care

Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education

Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education
Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2003-09-10
ISBN: 1452212155
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education Book Excerpt:

This excellent resource provides an approach to research and evaluation that helps educators better understand and address the needs of students with various disabilities.

Musical Identities

Musical Identities
Author: Raymond A. R. MacDonald,David J Hargreaves,Dorothy Miell
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-07-18
ISBN: 0191587222
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Identities Book Excerpt:

Music is a tremendously powerful channel through which people develop their personal and social identities. Music is used to communicate emotions, thoughts, political statements, social relationships, and physical expressions. But, just as language can mediate the construction and negotiation of developing identities, so music can also be a means of communication through which aspects of people's identities are constructed. Music can have a profound influence on our developing sense of identity, our values, and our beliefs, whether from rock music, classical music, or jazz. Different research studies in social and developmental psychology are beginning to chart the various ways in which these processes occur, and this is the first book to examine the relationship between music and identity. The first section focuses on Developing Musical Identities, and deals with the ways in which individuals involved in musical participation develop personal identities that are intrinsically musical. Chapters include: 'The self identity of young musicians', 'Musical identities and the school environment' and 'Personal identity and music: a family perspective'. The second section deals with Developing Identities Through Music and contains chapters on 'Gender identity and music', 'National identity and music' and 'Music as a catalyst for changing personal identity'. This is the first book to deal with musical identity from a psychological perspective, and will be fascinating and important reading for postgraduate and research psychologists in social, developmental, and music psychology. The book will also appeal to those within the applied fields of health and educational psychology, music education, and music therapy.

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book
Author: Maria Stokes,Emma Stack
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN: 0702047120
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions E Book Book Excerpt:

The third edition of this popular textbook - formerly Physical Management in Neurological Rehabilitation and now renamed Physical Management for Neurological Conditions - maintains its scientific and research base with extensive use of references and case studies. It is the only book for physiotherapists that offers a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of neurological rehabilitation, specific neurological / neuromuscular conditions and the related physiotherapy treatment approaches used. Important areas which feature throughout are discussed in relation to the different neurological conditions and include: a non-prescriptive, multidisciplinary, problem-solving approach to patient management involvement of the patient and carer in goal-setting and decision-making (client-centred practice) use of outcome measures to evaluate the effects of treatment in everyday practice use of case studies to illustrate clinical practice scientific evidence of treatment effectiveness Additional specialist editor – Dr Emma Stack Refined content but with the inclusion of 4 brand new chapters: an introductory chapter on rehabilitation in practice one on respiratory management and two covering self management and falls under the section entitled Skill Acquisition and Learning 11 new expert contributors join the reduced contributor team of 31

Neurobehavioural Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurobehavioural Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Tom M. McMillan,Rodger Ll. Wood
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 131740999X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobehavioural Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

Neurobehavioural disability (NBD) follows many forms of serious brain injury and is a major constraint on social independence. This book brings together a group of leading academics and practising clinicians to provide an overview of the nature of NBD, considering how it translates into social handicap, and what can be done to address associated problems, through social and behavioural rehabilitation, vocational training and family education. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the field, exploring the range of cognitive, emotional, and behavioural effects of brain damage most commonly associated with damage to the frontal and associated structures of the brain that govern social behaviour. This edition also features increased emphasis on psychological interventions, as well as new chapters on brain imaging, pharmacotherapy and assistive technology for disability. Neurobehavioural Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury is essential reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and neurologists working in brain injury rehabilitation. The book will also be of interest to relatives of those with brain injury seeking better knowledge to understand neurobehavioural disability, as well as the growing number of therapy care assistants, case managers, support workers, and social workers responsible for the day to day care of brain injured people in the community.

Students with Disabilities Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages Policies Statistics and Indicators

Students with Disabilities  Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages Policies  Statistics and Indicators
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2008-02-26
ISBN: 9264027610
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Students with Disabilities Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages Policies Statistics and Indicators Book Excerpt:

This book provides an internationally comparable set of indicators on educational provision for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and disadvantages (DDD).