The book delivers new findings about social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative treatments, trends in treatment delivery and payment systems, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation. New chapter authors noted authorities in their fields address rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine, among other topics. The text continues to be the only guide to medical aspects of disability for non-physician rehabilitation professionals and other health care providers outside of rehabilitation medicine. It serves as a comprehensive guide on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and more. Also included are plentiful case studies, discussion questions, and a robust instructor package.
New to the Fifth Edition:Updated coverage of rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicineNew information about traumatic brain injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and Technology-based researchInnovations in delivery and payment systems, accreditation, opportunities and challenges for quality, and outcome assessmentsNew findings regarding social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitationUpdates on speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disordersNew coverage of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and pediatric disordersKey Features:Delivers key information critical to the study of disability including functional status, prognosis, psychology, and vocational issuesDiscusses how changes in health care regulations have impacted rehabilitation medicine deliveryAnalyzes the convergence of emerging technologies and clinical practiceIncludes the contributions of distinguished practitioners, researchers, and educatorsProvides a robust Instructor's Manual
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 750
Weight: 1882 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 42 mm
Edition: 5th Revised edition
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