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Editors: Ashley Craig and Yvonne Tran (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Book Description:
This book introduces and discusses the complex psychosocial aspects related to SCI and its management and rehabiliation. SCI results in devasting consequences, and SCI people need to draw upon their every available strength to cope sucessfully with their injury. The rehabilitation of SCI is also complex and costly, and there are many issues that need to be understood and addressed on the ward as well as into the long-term following their release into the community. This book will, therefore, present detail on all the pertinent issues that health professional need to be aware of when they deal with people who have suffered a SCI. Its purpose is also to assist healtHy professioanls improve their management techniques and introduce them to latest knowledge about how to best help SCI persons. This purpose is achieved by inviting world leading researchers and clinicians to contribute to a state of the art book on SCI rehabilitation and the psychological issues concerned. Often competing books ignore the psychosocial factors, and this is a real deficit and ignorance of the psychological factors can impede rehabilitaion.

Table of Contents:
Foreward

Preface

Section 1: Psychological issues associated with SCI and its management

Chapter 1: Psychological challenges of treating people with SCI;pp.
3-53 (James Middleton and Ashley Craig)

Chapter 2: Coping effectively with SCI;pp. 55-70 (Paul Kennedy)

Chapter 3: Rehabilitation and Goal Planning Approaches following SCI;pp. 71-87 (Jane Duff)

Chapter 4: Paediatric spinal cord injury: Impact on children and
families;pp. 89-129 (Guinevere Webster)

Chapter 5: Short and long-term outcomes following cognitive behaviour
therapy for people with SCI;pp. 131-153 (Ashley Craig)

Chapter 6: The problem of pain and its management;pp. 155-174 (Kathryn Nicholson Perry, James Middleton, Philip Siddall)

Chapter 7: Cognitive impairment following SCI;pp. 175-195 Implications for rehabilitation (Imogen Cotter)

Chapter 8: Vocational achievement following traumatic spinal cord injury;pp. 197-214 (Greg Murphy, Amanda Ellen Young)

Section 2: Novel and innovative approaches to rehabilitation

Chapter 9: Regaining independence: environmental control systems and
their psychological influence;pp. 217-233 (Ashley Craig, Yvonne Tran)

Chapter 10: Brain activity and new approaches to rehabilitation with
SCI persons;pp. 235-244 (Yvonne Tran, Ashley Craig)

Chapter 11: The effects of stress and relaxation on secondary conditions in chronic SCI;pp. 245-261 (Judy Lovas, Ashley Craig, Yvonne Tran, James Middleton)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 4th quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 286 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-996-4
   Status: AV
  
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EP Editorial Production
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