Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living

Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living

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Overview

Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Spinal Cord Injury is the definitive guide for people with SCI and their families. Combining first-person accounts with up-to-date medical information, the book addresses all aspects of spinal cord injury—recovery and coping, sex and family matters, transportation and housing, employment and leisure—and reviews the challenges encountered by people with spinal cord injury throughout their lives.

The authors explain how spinal cord injury affects physical functioning and the impact of physical changes on emotions and social life. They offer a holistic approach to recovery that incorporates all aspects of living and emphasizes achieving optimal health, personal fulfillment, and meaningful family and social relationships.

The new edition of this helpful book includes a completely revised chapter on recovery and regeneration research, stem cell research, and activity-based therapies. New information is offered on medical and rehabilitative care of children and adolescents as well as preventative health measures for people of all ages living with spinal cord injury. The book includes expanded ideas and resources for socializing, travel, sports and recreation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801887789
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 05/30/2008
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sara Palmer, Ph.D., is a psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, author of Taking Charge: Teenagers Talk about Life and Physical Disabilities, and a consultant on disability issues. Jeffrey B. Palmer, M.D., is a professor in and director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Trauma, Hospitalization, and Rehabilitation
1. Into the Wilderness: Trauma, Hospitalization, and Acute Care
2. Lost and Searching: Rehabilitation
3. Reading the Map: Pathways to Adjustment
Part II: The Challenges of Readjustment
4. Going Home: Old Territory in a New Light
5. Focus on the Family
6. Lovers' Lane: Dating, Coupling, and Sexuality
7. Life Goes On: Independent Living
Part III: Successful Living with Spinal Cord Injury
8. The Next Frontier: Spinal Cord Injury Research
9. The Journey Continues: Finding Yourself
10. Concluding Thoughts
Resources
Notes
Index

What People are Saying About This

"The sheer complexity and quantity of issues we face in the early stages of spinal cord injury easily overwhelm. These experts have provided a reassuring resource that helps people with recent injuries and their families gain their bearings during a time of great change. This book shines light on their path ahead, whatever is to come."

Gary Karp

The sheer complexity and quantity of issues we face in the early stages of spinal cord injury easily overwhelm. These experts have provided a reassuring resource that helps people with recent injuries and their families gain their bearings during a time of great change. This book shines light on their path ahead, whatever is to come.

Gary Karp, author of Life on Wheels: For the Active Wheelchair User

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