How to Get Equipment for Disability

How to Get Equipment for Disability

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The key to a vast system of provision that involves large sums of public money and a wide range of people in the caring professions and in local government, this book will be invaluable to GPs, consultants, occupational therapists, speech therapists, district nurses and health visitors, continence advisers, ward sisters and other specialist nurses; social workers, rehabilitation and mobility officers; environmental health officers, housing improvement officers; special education needs advisers and teachers; employment service officers, rehabilitation engineers; supplies officers and policy makers; residential and private home owners, and people with disabilities and their carers. This 2nd edition has been updated and revised to provide comprehensive explanations of changes which have occurred in the past two years, together with examinations of issues and proposals currently under discussion, and assesses how these affect the provision of equipment for disability.
It takes into account the 1989 Children Act, the loss of the Disablement Services Authority in March 1991, the establishment of NHS and HSS Trusts, and provides a detailed look at the community care policies that are expected to be implemented in 1993. It discusses the relevance of equipment to funds such as the Social Fund and the Independent Living Fund, how 1992 changes in legislation are expected to change the existing mobility allowance and provides a separate chapter on the issue of need, assessment and complaints. As in the first edition, flow charts are provided in each section of the book showing how the system of provision works and covers local practice in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, using relevant examples. The book is fully indexed, now containing a greater number of equipment entries and also includes a directory of manufacturers and suppliers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 134 x 210mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • appendices, directory of suppliers, index
  • 1853021288
  • 9781853021282

Table of contents

Daily living equipment; home adaptations; home nursing equipment; medical equipment in general; wheelchairs; cars; walking aids; footwear; orthotic appliances; prostheses - artificial limbs, breast, eye and hair prostheses; communication (speech) equipment; equipment for hearing impairment; equipment for visual impairment; environmental controls; equipment for the management of incontinence; equipment for stoma care; equipment for renal dialysis; equipment for people with diabetes; respiratory equipment; pain and other treatment equipment; dental equipment; residential home equipment provision; private nursing home equipment provision; equipment for children (medical, daily living, nursing); equipment for educational need; equipment for employment; special (rehabilitation) services; charges for equipment; product liability.
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