Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation

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This volume describes those aspects of the process of rehabilitation applicable to people with disabling neurological disease. It has been directed towards a readership of neurologists, but calls on the expertise of authors from a variety of disciplines. It is hoped that the book will be of value to all professionals who work with patients suffering from neurological disorders. It assumes certain knowledge of neurological pathology and the diagnostic process in order to focus more sharply upon problem areas presented by the patient. The book is divided into three sections. The first describes the epidemiological, social, political and biological principles that underpin the practice of rehabilitation. The second describes the techniques necessary to this practice, including assessment and evaluation, and the characteristics and remediation of physical, cognitive, affective and behavioural disorders. The third highlights the use of these techniques in the context of specific diseases. The text emphasizes the fact that rehabilitation is an ongoing process involving problem-solving and education, in which assessment, goal-setting, intervention and reassessment are necessarily reiterative and require multi-disciplinary input. Where possible, evidence in support of the use of these techniques is described, but in many instances evidence of benefit, or otherwise, does not exist. This lack of evidence often does not represent the ineffectiveness of rehabilitation or absence of clear technique, but rather underlines the difficulties of researching into the area of multiple disability in contrast, for example, with trials of drugs or operations. Opportunities to rectify this situation are pointed out in the text. The book also emphasizes and contributes to the understanding of other aspects of practice in neurological rehabilitation, including: a perspective upon the icon of the randomized trial and a view which admits the usefulness of other group or single-case methodologies; some instances in which the needs of patients and their carers take precedence, in the end, over issues of cost containment, important though these are; the need for undergraduate or postgraduate training of doctors in neurological rehabilitation; and a breakdown of profssional barriers within rehabiliation to facilitate the use of combined treatment more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Psychology Press Ltd
  • Hove, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0863774849
  • 9780863774843

Table of contents

Section 1: Principles of Practice. Part A: Clinical Aspects. R. Langton Hewer, The Epidemiology of Disabling Neurological Disorders. C.D. Ward, S. McIntosh, The Rehabilitation Process: A Neurological Perspective. M.P. Barnes, with a contribution by M. Oliver, Organisation of Neurological Rehabilitation Services. R.L. Wood, The Rehabilitation Team. E. Topliss, Social and Economic Aspects of Disablement. M. Saunders, Ethical Implications of Disablement. Part B: Mechanism of Recovery. M.V. Sofroniew, Cellular Recovery. B.J. Snow, D.B. Calne, Neurochemistry. S.B. Dunnett, Neural Tissue Transplantation. C.D. Ward, Learning and Skill Acquisition. T. Mulder, Current Topics in Motor Control: Implications for Rehabilitation. Section 2: Assessment and Treatment of Functional Deficits. Part A: Mobility. C. Collin, Measurement of Disability and Handicap. D.T. Wade, Assessment of Motor Function: Impairment and Disability. M.P. Barnes, D.L. McLellan, R.A. Sutton, Spasticity. R.J. Hardie, Tremor and Ataxia. I.H. Robertson, The Rehabilitation of Visuospatial, Visuoperceptual and Apraxic Disorders. C. Partridge, C.A. Cornall, M.E. Lynch, R.J. Greenwood, Physical Therapies. K. Andrews, R.J. Greenwood, Physical Consequences of Neurological Disablement. G.K. Rose, Biomechanics and Bioengineering. N.C.M. Fyfe, C.J. Goodwill, E.A. Hoyle, L. Sandles, Orthoses, Mobility Aids and Environmental Control Systems. Part B: Other Physical Disability. D.M. Justins, P.H. Richardson, Pain Relief in Neurological Rehabilitation. C. Kennard, A.J. Wilkins, Special Senses. C.J. Fowler, C.G. Fowler, Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction and its Management. B. Moffat, Sexual Function. R.J. Polinsky, Hypotension. R.S. Howard, G. Spencer, Neurogenic Respiratory Failure. S. Wessely, R.H.T. Edwards, Chronic Fatigue. J. Whitaker, J.A. Romer, The Assessment and Management of Neurogenic Swallowing Disorders. P.M. Enderby, Dysarthria. Part C: Cognitive Function. S. Byng, E.V. Jones, Cognitive Neuropsychological Approach to Acquired Language Disorders. J.M. Gray, E.C. Dean, Functional Aspects of Communication Disorders. D. Collerton, Memory Disorders. F. Newcombe, Frontal Lobe Disorders. Part D: Personality and Behaviour. L.H. Goldstein, Behaviour Problems. A. House, Psychiatry in Neurological Rehabilitation. H. Merskey, Psychosomatic Disorders. M. Oddy, Psychosocial Consequences of Brain Injury. T.M. McMillan, R.J. Greenwood, Head Injury. D.T. Wade, Stroke. P.J. Thompson, S.D. Shorvon, The Epilepsies. B. Pentland, Parkinsonism and Dystonia. M.P. Barnes, Multiple Sclerosis. C.D. Ward, N.R. Dennis, T.M. McMillan, Huntington's Disease. R.T. Woods, Rehabilitation in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. P. Critchley, The Young Adult with Congenital Physical Disability: Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus. E.A. Davies, C.R.A. Clarke, Malignant Cerebral Gliomas: Rehabilitation and Care. N.D. Mendoza, R. Bradford, F.R.I. Middleton, Spinal Injury. J.C. Chawla, Non-traumatic Myelopathy. G.M. Cochrshow more

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