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Spinal Cord Injury - A Guide for Living (Paperback) Loot Price: R298
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Spinal Cord Injury - A Guide for Living (Paperback): Sara Palmer, Kay Harris Kriegsman, Jeffrey B. Palmer, Kay Harris Kreigsman

Spinal Cord Injury - A Guide for Living (Paperback)

Sara Palmer, Kay Harris Kriegsman, Jeffrey B. Palmer, Kay Harris Kreigsman

Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

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There are approximately 220,000 people with spinal cord injury in the United States and about 10,000 new injuries each year. This straightforward book is designed to help them -- and their family members and friends -- during the rehabilitation process and the journey that follows. Written by three professionals in rehabilitation medicine and psychology, Spinal Cord Injury is an easy to understand, comprehensive resource for everyone with SCI, containing essential information for people who are newly injured and for those who have longer experience in coping with injury.

The book thoroughly reviews the challenges that may be encountered by people with spinal cord injury throughout their lives, addressing all aspects of spinal cord injury, from psychological, sexual, and social matters to transportation, housing, and employment. The authors explain how spinal cord injury affects physical functioning and how those changes may lead to lowered self-esteem, depression, family conflicts, and social isolation -- all problems that can derail the adaptation process. But they remind readers that, as with any major life crisis, spinal cord injury can be a catalyst for positive change. A spinal cord injury challenges a person to find creative channels for self-expression, personal strength, and new ways of being in the world. One of the book's most important messages is that a meaningful life is possible after spinal cord injury and that psychosocial adjustment is not necessarily linked to one's degree of physical function or disability.

Illustrating each chapter with patient histories -- ranging from relatively mild to moderate to severe disability -- the authors begin by demystifying whattakes place during emergency treatment and hospitalization and explaining the consequences of different kinds of spinal cord injury. Later chapters describe rehabilitation, returning home, and learning to live independently. Chapters include: Part I -- Trauma, Hospitalization, and RehabilitationChapter 1: Into the Wilderness: Trauma and HospitalizationChapter 2: Lost and Searching: RehabilitationChapter 3: Reading the Map: AdjustmentPart II -- The Challenge of ReadjustmentChapter 4: Going Home: Old Territory in a New LightChapter 5: Focus on the FamilyChapter 6: Lovers' Lane: Dating, Coupling, and SexualityChapter 7: Life Goes On: Independent LivingPart III -- Successful Living with Spinal Cord InjuryChapter 8: The Next Frontier: Spinal Cord Injury ResearchChapter 9: The Journey ContinuesChapter 10: Concluding Thoughts

Life after spinal cord injury is a progression through medical recovery, emotional adjustment, social integration, and fulfillment of personal goals. People with SCI must find the courage and persistence to redefine personal and professional relationships as well as their own relationship with a changed self. Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living is a much needed resource that will help people with spinal cord injury overcome obstacles in managing the challenges of their new lives.

General

Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Release date: May 2000
Authors: Sara Palmer • Kay Harris Kriegsman • Jeffrey B. Palmer • Kay Harris Kreigsman
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-8018-6353-0
Categories: Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Popular medicine
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Popular medicine > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with disability
LSN: 0-8018-6353-8
Barcode: 9780801863530

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