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

Author(s): Donna Falvo, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina, North Carolina
  • ISBN-13: 9781449694425
  • Hardcover    646 pages      © 2014
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Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Fifth Edition helps students and counselors with little to no medical background better understand manifestations of common chronic illnesses and disabilities that their clients experience. By using the text, readers will gain a better understanding of the impact that chronic illness and disability has on all aspects of clients’ lives in order to help them build and strengthen personal resources to achieve optimal functioning and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of their life. Discussions include symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses.

Due to rapid changes in the medical as well as rehabilitation field, the fifth edition contains updated medical and psychosocial information and research. In addition, it offers more emphasis on the International Classification of Functioning Disability, and Health (ICF) as a standard for conceptualizing disability and classifying associated functional status. Also included is more thorough coverage of cultural concerns and the impact of cultural issues on the counseling process.

Chapter  1  Conceptualizing Functioning, Health, and Disability
Chapter  2  Psychosocial and Functional Aspects of Health Conditions
Chapter  3  Introduction to 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  Intellectual Disability and Other Developmental Conditions
Chapter  13  Overview of Psychiatric Conditions: Definition, Intervention, Functional, and Vocational Implications
Chapter  14  Schizophrenia and Other Psychiatric Conditions
Chapter  15  Conditions Related to Substance Use
Chapter  16  Conditions Related to the Eye and Blindness
Chapter  17  Hearing Loss and Deafness
Chapter  18  Sickle Cell Anemia, Hemophilia, and Other Conditions of the Blood
Chapter  19  Introduction to the Immune System
Chapter  20  Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
Chapter  21  Introduction to Cancer: General Procedures for Identification and Management
Chapter  22  Specific Cancers and 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  Conditions of the Cardiovascular System
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
Appendix  A  Medical Terminology
Appendix  B  Glossary of Medical Terms
Appendix  C  Medications
Appendix  D  Glossary of Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

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.

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