Encountering Personal Injury

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Author: James A. Athanasou
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"Encountering Personal Injury" is written for anyone who has professional contact with adolescents and adults who have a disability arising from a pesonal injury.  The text provides a comprehensive introduction to the major injury groups for postgraduate students.  It covers tha conditions commonly experienced in everyday practice, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, psychiatric impairment, mood disorder, anxiety and stress disorder, substance abuse, muscoskeletal injury, whiplash, back pain, amputation, burn injury, chronic pain, stroke, vision impairment or hearing impairment.

The text arose from a background of some 30 years' teaching, research and clinical practice in this field.  Each condition is introduced to the reader.  Its educational, vocational and psychological implications are explored.  Medical terminology is defined and explained.  Anatomical and physiological illustrations are provided.  reports from court cased are used to provide realistic examples of the multiple effects of injury on learning, working and living.

A total of 24 clinical case studies, discharge summaries and medical reports provide a holistic and bio-psychosocial approach to disability.

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