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

Author(s): Donna Falvo, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina, North Carolina
Beverley E. Holland
  • ISBN-13: 9781284105407
  • ISBN-10:1284105407
  • Hardcover    650 pages      © 2018
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Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness, Sixth Edition is intended to teach students, counselors 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.

Instructor Resources:
Power Point Slides
Test Bank

Applicable Courses

Chronic Illness
Care of the Adult/Gerontology Patient
Palliative Care

Chapter  1  Conceptualizing 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

Donna Falvo, PhD, RN-University of North Carolina, North Carolina

Donna R. Falvo Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, licensed psychologist, and certified rehabilitation counselor. During her tenure at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, she served as clinician, professor and researcher at the School of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where she was the Director of Behavioral Science, and later served as Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the Rehabilitation Institute. Most recently she was Clinical Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is past president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and a former Mary Switzer Scholar. She served as Dimension Expert with the National Research Corporation/Picker Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska from 2005-2008. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, in addition to authoring the four previous editions of Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability and authoring the book entitled, Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence, currently in its 4th edition.
Additional Titles by this Author

Beverley E. Holland

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284105407

Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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