The newest edition of The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability continues the tradition of presenting a realistic perspective on life with disabilities and then improves upon its predecessors with the inclusion of illness as a major influence on client care needs. Articles included represent the best of developing concepts, theory, research, and intervention approaches. Classic articles kept from previous editions round out a diversity of viewpoints that will enrich student understanding of what is important in beginning rehabilitation practice. Further broadening the scope of this edition is the inclusion of personal perspectives and stories from those living with illness or disabilities. These stories offer a glimpse into what it is like to cope day to day with these issues and direct examples of how effective current care models and rehabilitation theories can be. Relevant, expert articles plus insightful narratives combine to offer a bridge between theory and reality and guide students and professionals in rehabilitation practice closer to their goal of enhancing the quality of life for all individuals.
This text provides evidence-based principles for practice for chronic illness and disability. It provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation for students in their 2nd and 3rd years. The book includes a holistic framework for major and common chronic illness and disability.
In the first book to focus on treatment issues of couples and families facing the full range of chronic and life-threatening disorders affecting children and adults, Rolland presents his clinically powerful Family Systems Treatment model. Practitioners learn how to help families live well despite physical limitations, encourage empowering rather than shame-based illness narratives, rewrite rigid caregiving scripts, encourage intimacy and autonomy, and more.
Insider Perspectives and Strategies for Counselors
Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult
Care of the Adult with a Chronic Illness or Disability equips nurses working in a variety of community care settings with the tools and knowledge needed for caring for the adult patient living with a chronic or disabling condition. Nursing care is addressed within the interdisciplinary team approach necessary for handling complex chronic conditions and the attendant physical and psychosocial issues. In addition to interdisciplinary treatment of the immediate condition, interventions that help the patient reach rehabilitation goals in functional and lifestyle independence are also covered as are family and caregiver concerns, ethical considerations, and end-of-life issues. Special Think S boxes synthesize the symptoms, sequela, safety, support, and satisfaction issues unique to each chronic condition. Descriptive case studies at the end of each chapter illustrate the interdisciplinary team approach to caring for the patient with a chronic illness or disability. Nursing care is addressed as part of the interdisciplinary team approach to planning and directing patient care for successful outcomes. Each chronic illness and disability is introduced with an overview of the pertinent pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tests. Family and caregiver concerns, ethical considerations, and end-of-life issues specific to a chronic condition are discussed as appropriate. Alternative and complementary therapies are covered in a separate chapter and more specifically within each chronic condition chapter. Internet and other resources relevant to each condition are included in a box at the end of each chapter. Chapters are organized by body system for easy reference and access to specific chronic conditions. Chapter Objectives give the reader an overview of pertinent chapter points. Unit I: General Concepts of Chronic Care Nursing covers general concepts of chronic care nursing, including frameworks of chronic care nursing, the various settings of chronic care nursing, and alternative approaches and therapies in chronic care nursing. Unit II: Caring for the Adult With a Chronic Illness or Disability is organized by body system with each chapter focusing on specific chronic illnesses or disabilities. Unit III: Caring for the Adult Living With Cancer or HIV/AIDS focuses on the patient living with cancer or HIV/AIDS and the unique issues that accompany potentially terminal illnesses.
The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing
Because most people who are diagnosed with MS are between the ages of 15-55 years, the disease has a significant impact, not only on the individual with the disease, but also on the family members and loved ones whose lives are interwoven with them. Families experiencing multiple sclerosis often find themselves in uncharted territory. Prior patterns of interacting with each other may no longer work; roles often shift with dramatic emotional impact; guilt, anger, sadness, and a sense of burden may create a barrier to intimacy, joy, growth, and family unity. There are ways out of this debilitating situation, and many families have restored their balance, humor, productivity and family solidarity. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families can lead the way for your family to strengthen its coping skills and to receive targeted information about the disease and its ramifications. This complete yet highly readable guide for families living with multiple sclerosis addresses these issues and more. Families must learn how to strike a reasonable balance between the interests and needs of its members, and to accommodate the limitations imposed by MS without allowing them to impact every aspect of family life. This is easier said than done, and extensive discussions consider how the basic goals of living with this chronic disease can be met.