Community Rehabilitation Services for People with Disabilities


Author: Orv C. Karan,Stephen Greenspan
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483165051
Category: Political Science
Page: 494
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Community Rehabilitation Services for People with Disabilities delves into the changes happening in the disability services in the United States. The book focuses on how these changes are affecting the way professionals and agencies relate to people with disabilities and their families. The text aims to provide an introductory view of the community revolution in disability services. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 breaks down the underlying principles of the community revolution in disability services. Part 2 discusses the problems and issues in the implementation of these principles. Part 3 accounts for the changes in practices and value orientations of professionals involved in providing services for people with disabilities. The book will provide a rich source of insight for healthcare professionals, social workers, nurses, caregivers, teachers, counselors, psychiatrists, therapists, and community planners.

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist - E-Book

Examination and Triage
Author: William G. Boissonnault
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437715435
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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Specifically designed to address the expanding role of physical therapists in primary care, the second edition of Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage provides the information you need to become an effective primary care provider. Acquire the communication and differential diagnosis skills, technical expertise, and clinical decision-making ability to meet the challenges of a changing profession with this unparalleled resource. Emphasizes communication skills vital for establishing rapport and gathering data. Patient interview guides identify what data to collect and how to use it. Overview of the physical examination lays the foundation for different diagnosis and recognition of conditions. A section on Special Populations equips the PT to handle common problems encountered in primary care. Unique approach details pharmacology and diagnostic procedures from a PT perspective for clinically relevant guidance. New information enhances your understanding of the foundations of practice and how to screen and examine the healthy population. Content is reorganized and updated to reflect the current state of PT practice. Companion Evolve resources website enables you to independently review techniques from the text. Top 10 Medical Conditions to Screen For chapter details conditions that have major significance in incidence, mortality, and morbidity all in one place. Separate chapters on upper and lower quarter screening and a new chapter on symptom investigation by symptom help you screen medical conditions more effectively.

Rehabilitation Goal Setting

Theory, Practice and Evidence
Author: Richard J. Siegert,William M. M. Levack
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143986330X
Category: Medical
Page: 412
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Written to provide clinicians, educators, researchers, and students in rehabilitation with a comprehensive overview of the theory, practice, and evidence base of goal setting, this first-of-its-kind reference provides an authoritative, state-of-the-art knowledge of the practice. The authors cover a broad range of different approaches to goal setting, with input from experts from North America, Europe, and Australia. This book is applicable to patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, and other conditions.

On Rights-based Services for People with Disabilities


Author: Brian Nolan
Publisher: ESRI
ISBN: 0707002206
Category: People with disabilities
Page: 51
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Assistive Technology in the Workplace


Author: Desleigh De Jonge,Marcia Joslyn Scherer,Sylvia Rodger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323041302
Category: Medical
Page: 253
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This book outlines and defines the process for selecting, integrating, and utilizing assistive technology in the work environment. Each stage of the process is examined in depth, and effective strategies are presented to help overcome the barriers likely to be encountered at each stage.

Disability and Rehabilitation in Rural Jamaica

An Ethnographic Study
Author: Ronnie Linda Leavitt
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838634370
Category: Political Science
Page: 249
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Persons with disabilities, and existing and potential modes of rehabilitation in the developing world, have yet to attract the attention they deserve from within the medical community or among health care researchers. It is estimated that about 10 per cent of the population, or 450 million people, are disabled (World Health Organization [WHO] 1984). There is remarkably little in the way of descriptive or empirical studies on cultural patterning of disability and rehabilitation, and there is a similar dearth of published information describing international rehabilitation services. The specific objectives of this research are: (1) an ethnographic description of a community based rehabilitation (CBR) project; (2) a description and analysis of the beliefs and behaviors held by or exhibited by the families of disabled children as they relate to disability and rehabilitation; and (3) an analysis of the issues and problems associated with a CBR program in a low-income, rural environment. The research for this book was conducted in St. Catherine parish, Jamaica. Eighty-one caretakers of disabled children who are participants in a community based rehabilitation program known as the 3D Project were interviewed. The development of community based rehabilitation coincides with all increasingly universal support of a community approach to all health care and is similar to other primary health care (PHC) models in that it involves measures taken at the community level to use and build upon the resources of the community. It is based on practical, scientifically sound, and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally available to individuals and families. CBR is expected to be low cost and highly accessible to the local people. With regard to the three salient theoretical domains that were the focus of this research: stigma, health beliefs and behaviors, and adaptation, the conclusions for this poor rural population are: 1. Although negative conditions exist, it appears that disabled children are not particularly stigmatized at the household level. Nevertheless, societal stigmatization and apathy do exist. As a result, disabled children are not being prepared to fully integrate into Jamaican society. 2. There is a range of variation of beliefs and behaviors with regard to disability and rehabilitation. The concept of intracultural diversity is supported. 3. This population has adapted their cultural belief systems and actual behaviors to match their material realities. That is, it would appear that people who have a disability, and their caretakers, have demonstrated "contextual accommodation." 4. Community based rehabilitation programs, based on the primary health care and community participation principles enumerated by the WHO are theoretically sound and practically attainable in Jamaica. CBR conceptualizes a means by which the positive aspects of the culture of rehabilitation can be transmitted to the community level. The 3D Project is a sound model from which to draw on when developing new programs.

Disability and Equity at Work


Author: Jody Heymann,Michael Ashley Stein,Gonzalo Moreno
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998123X
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for persons without a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower. There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance. Chapters in this volume address all relevant facets of this topic and include: ? Extensive examination of the factors contributing to inequitable access to work among persons with disability ? Analysis of the economic benefits of increasing employment equity ? Successful employment strategies at every stage of a worker's career ? Evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of innovative policies and programs around the world Chapter contributors include leaders from international organizations, government, civil society, and academia, including experts from UN agencies, leaders in nongovernmental advocacy and research organizations, and senior academics in the field. Disability and Equity at Work fills a needed gap that will appeal to those interested in and engaged in public policy, global health, equal rights, business, labor, and other fields.

Integrated Lifecycle Services for Persons with Disabilities

A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective
Author: David L. Lovett,Kathryn A. Haring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461228867
Category: Psychology
Page: 383
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The field of education is under pressure, both external and internal, to improve the services provided to all students. In American society, and elsewhere, there is a concern that current educational practices fail to adequately prepare many students to be productive citizens. There has been a call for educational services that are more responsive to the needs of students, that use effective educational practices, that involve parents and the local community, and that adequately prepare teachers to assume more professional roles. Over the last several decades special educators have addressed these and other critical issues as they relate to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from these endeavors can be useful in the reshaping of schools for all students, those with disabilities and those without. Indeed, this information may be useful for services beyond school whether for young children or adults. This volume has been written to address how people with disabilities can be effectively served in settings with their nondisabled peers. Because many of the students who are not well served by current educational practices have similar needs as students with disabilities, it is anticipated that some of this information may be useful in the discussion regarding the reshaping of educational systems. It is also anticipated that the mate rial presented will help in the design of more effective coordinated sys tems that serve people with disabilities throughout their lives.

Culture and disability

providing culturally competent services
Author: John Henry Stone
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780761930839
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 245
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"Culture and Disabilty is a groundbreaking work on persons with disabilities from diverse immigrant backgrounds. It is a pioneering and practical volume dealing with topics that have been too long ignored. Using a ‘cultural broker' model and written by individuals who have emigrated to the U.S. from countries such as China, Korea, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, Providing Cultural Competent Disability Services contains concrete examples, case studies, and recommendations that will help rehabilitation practitioners in their day-to-day activities. Providing Cultural Competent Disability Service also serves as an excellent supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate programs in rehabilitation and related disciplines." -Paul Leung, Ph.D., CRC, University of North Texas One in ten persons living in the United States was born in another country, and in many areas this percentage is much higher. Minority groups are currently underrepresented in the rehabilitation professions; consequently many persons with disabilities are served by professionals from a culture that may be very different than their own. Culture and Disabilty provides information about views of disability in other cultures and ways in which rehabilitation professionals may improve services for persons from other cultures, especially recent immigrants. Culture and Disabilty includes chapters with descriptions of the interaction of culture and disability. A model on Culture Brokering provides a framework for addressing conflicts that often arise between service providers and clients from differing cultures. Seven chapters discuss the cultural perspectives of China, Jamaica, Korea, Haiti, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, focusing on how disability is understood in these cultures. Each of these chapters includes a discussion of the history of immigration to the United States, the role of the family and the community in rehabilitation, as well as recommendations for service providers on working with persons from each culture. Culture and Disabilty is a unique and timely text for students and instructors in disability-related programs. It is also a vital resource for service providers who work in cross-cultural environments.

Public Health and Infectious Diseases


Author: Jeffrey Griffiths,James H. Maguire,Kristian Heggenhougen,Stella R. Quah
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 012381507X
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Emerging infectious diseases may be defined as diseases being caused by pathogens only recently recognized to exist. This group of diseases is important globally, and the experience of the last 30 years suggests that new emerging diseases are likely to bedevil us. As the global climate changes, so changes the environment, which can support not only the pathogens, but also their vectors of transmission. This expands the exposure and effects of infectious disease and, therefore, the importance of widespread understanding of the relationship between public health and infectious disease. This work brings together chapters that explain reasons for the emergence of these infectious diseases. These include the ecological context of human interactions with other humans, with animals that may host human pathogens, and with a changing agricultural and industrial environment, increasing resistance to antimicrobials, the ubiquity of global travel, and international commerce. * Features the latest discoveries related to influenza with a newly published article by Davidson Hamer and Jean van Seventer * Provides a listing of rare diseases that have become resurgent or spread their geographic distribution and are re-emergent * Highlights dengue and malaria, as well as agents such as West Nile and other arboviruses that have spread to new continents causing widespread concerns * Includes discussions of climate influencing the spread of infectious disease and political and societal aspects

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons


Author: N.A
Publisher: International Labour Organization
ISBN: 9789221106524
Category: Handicapped
Page: 115
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Community-based rehabilitation services for the disabled

a pilot experience in Indonesia : report
Author: International Labour Office
Publisher: Intl Labour Organisation
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 76
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E-Book


Author: Randall L. Braddom
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437735630
Category: Medical
Page: 1472
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation presents today’s best physiatry knowledge and techniques, ideal for the whole rehabilitation team. This trusted reference delivers the proven science and comprehensive guidance you need to offer every patient maximum pain relief and optimal return to function. In this new edition, Dr. Randall L. Braddom covers current developments in interventional injection procedures, the management of chronic pain, integrative medicine, recent changes in the focus of stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, and much more. Access the complete contents online along with 1000 self-assessment questions at www.expertconsult.com. Gain a clear visual understanding of important concepts thanks to 1400 detailed illustrations—1000 in full color. Find and apply the information you need easily with each chapter carefully edited by Dr. Braddom and his associates for consistency, succinctness, and readability. Access the fully searchable text online at Expert Consult, as well as 1000 self-assessment questions. Master axial and peripheral joint injections through in-depth coverage of the indications for and limitations of these therapies. Make optimal use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment. Get a broader perspective on your field from a new chapter on PM&R in the international community.

Community Care in Hong Kong

Current Practices, Practice-research Studies and Future Directions
Author: Kar-wai TONG,Kenneth Nai-kuen FONG
Publisher: City University of HK Press
ISBN: 9629372282
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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Different global healthcare challenges bring threats to the healthcare system. Like other developed countries, Hong Kong is also focusing on how to manage the ageing population, how to meet the rising public expectations, and how to finance the ever increasing medical costs. Strengthening community care services may provide a way out for settling these concerns. Written by a team of renowned scholars and leading practitioners, this book aims at evaluating how different parties can assist in building up local community capacity to achieve sustainable health and wellness. The book is divided into three sections. The first section discusses the different roles and practices of specialised community care that contribute to the relative success of the healthcare system in Hong Kong. The second section makes use of various research practices to extrapolate future healthcare needs and practices in Hong Kong. And the last one addresses the values of health care which underlie the healthcare culture, structure and practice in Hong Kong over time. Apart from pointing out the limitation of the current system, this book will also discusses the future directions of the healthcare system in order to cope with the challenges in a changing society. Published by City University of Hong Kong Press 香港城市大學出版社出版

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings

Challenges to Service Delivery
Author: Debra A. Harley,Noel A. Ysasi,Malachy L. Bishop,Allison R. Fleming
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319647865
Category: Social Science
Page: 735
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This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes. Included among the topics: Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings. Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities. The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability. Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities. Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses. Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.

Trauma Rehabilitation After War and Conflict

Community and Individual Perspectives
Author: Erin Martz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441957221
Category: Social Science
Page: 436
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"As foreign assistance flows into post-conflict regions to rebuild economies, roads, and schools, it is important that development professionals retain a focus on the purely human element of rebuilding lives and societies. This book provides perspective on just how to begin that process so that the trauma people suffered is not passed on to future generations long after the violence has stopped." - Amy T. Wilson, Ph.D., Gallaudet University, Washington, DC "This ground-breaking text provides the reader with an excellent and comprehensive overview of the existing field of trauma rehabilitation. It also masterfully navigates the intricate relationships among theory, research, and practice leaving the reader with immense appreciation for its subject matter." - Hanoch Livneh, Hanoch Livneh, Ph.D., LPC, CRC, Portland State University Fear, terror, helplessness, rage: for soldier and civilian alike, the psychological costs of war are staggering. And for those traumatized by chronic armed conflict, healing, recovery, and closure can seem like impossible goals. Demonstrating wide-ranging knowledge of the vulnerabilities and resilience of war survivors, the collaborators on Trauma Rehabilitation after War and Conflict analyze successful rehabilitative processes and intervention programs in conflict-affected areas of the world. Its dual focus on individual and community healing builds on the concept of the protective "trauma membrane," a component crucial to coping and healing, to humanitarian efforts (though one which is often passed over in favor of rebuilding infrastructure), and to promoting and sustaining peace. The book’s multiple perspectives—including public health, community-based systems, and trauma-focused approaches—reflect the complex psychological, social, and emotional stresses faced by survivors, to provide authoritative information on salient topics such as: Psychological rehabilitation of U.S. veterans, non-Western ex-combatants, and civilians Forgiveness and social reconciliation after armed conflict Psychosocial adjustment in the post-war setting Helping individuals heal from war-related rape The psychological impact on prisoners of war Rehabilitating the child soldier Rehabilitation after War and Conflict lucidly sets out the terms for the next stage of humanitarian work, making it essential reading for researchers and professionals in psychology, social work, rehabilitation, counseling, and public health.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education: Systems and contexts


Author: David R. Mitchell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415284530
Category: Inclusive education
Page: 520
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Demonstrates how the fields of special education and inclusive education have evolved philosophically and technically over the past 30 years.

Beyond Basic Care

Special Education and Community Rehabilitation in Low Income Countries
Author: Roy I. Brown,David Baine,Aldred H. Neufeldt
Publisher: Captus Press
ISBN: 9780921801955
Category: Handicapped Education Developing countries
Page: 341
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Handbook of Applied Disability and Rehabilitation Research


Author: Kristofer J. Hagglund, PhD, ABPP,Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826132567
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
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Now, more than ever, the field of rehabilitation psychology is growing. This book--one of the few that focuses solely on rehabilitation psychology research--provides the reader with the most up-to-date look at researchand practice within the field of rehabilitation psychology. It offers recommendations for future research programs, policy changes, and clinical interventions from the various perspectives within rehabilitation psychology research and practice, and seeks to demonstrate how much the field can evolve with the implementation of these changes. Topics covered include: Assistive technology Health policy Cultural diversity Employment Future of rehabilitation research Community integration Health disparities

Bendruomenės mokymas elgtis su invalidais


Author: A. Goerdt,Einar Helander,G. Nelson,Patrick Mendis
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241544016
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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Consists of 35 parts: Introduction, 4 guides, and 30 training packages.