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Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, 6th Edition

  • Donna Falvo
  • ISBN-10: 1284105407
  • ISBN-13: 9781284105407
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

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.

About the Author

Donna Falvo

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.

Table of Contents

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