Community Rehabilitation Services for People with Disabilities

Author: Orv C. Karan,Stephen Greenspan
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483165051
Category: Political Science
Page: 494
View: 5045
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.

Training in the Community for People with Disabilities

Author: A. Goerdt,Einar Helander,G. Nelson,Patrick Mendis
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789241544016
Category: Medical
Page: 848
View: 7663
Consists of 35 parts: Introduction, 4 guides, and 30 training packages.

Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability

Community Support for All
Author: Julie Ann Racino
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789005977
Category: Medical
Page: 473
View: 9439
Explore case studies from the 1980s and 1990s that highlight the progress of community programs for people with disabilities! Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability: Community Support for All is an essential research reference on how community support systems can greatly assist people with diverse disabilities to live fuller lives outside of institutions. Based on qualitative research methods, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability reflects over a decade of technical assistance and research in state, regional, and local communities throughout the United States. Community service managers, policy makers, researchers, activists, individuals with disabilities, and their families will benefit from the numerous studies that promote a better quality of life for those living with disabilities. Structured around the support and empowerment paradigm, which strives to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability offers studies that combine in-depth, qualitative research approaches for use with field practicums, research internships, and professional development. You will examine studies that cover several different types of community support systems, in the fields of mental health, mental retardation, brain injury, physical and multiple disabilities. In Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, some of the topics you will read about include: public policies to support changes in communities and governmental programs advocating for statewide changes in housing andcommunity support programs national, regional, and local studies of organizations and innovations supporting people with disabilities working for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in public schools and communities agencies as supporters and funders of personal choice, self-advocacy, and services to families case studies on community integration that show people with disabilities living successful lives personal assistance services as described by leading consumer experts and advocates maximizing the personal futures of people with disabilities through supported employment, housing and community livingWith Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research in Disability, you will gain an in-depth look at the programs and policies available to people with disabilities and the emerging trends, directions, and recommendations for these programs. An excellent guide and research tool, this book challenges you to reach to another level of advocacy and not to settle for the status quo when it comes to bringing interdependence to everyone.

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
View: 6577
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.

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
View: 5318
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.

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Author: David Wiegan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857001870
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 8972
In the United States alone, there are roughly three million individuals living with a developmental disability, but less than a third are active in the labor market. This book provides a comprehensive approach to developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, drawn from the author's extensive experience and real success. The majority of persons with developmental disabilities are unemployed, underemployed, or still work in sheltered programs where it is almost impossible to reach their full potential. Job success is possible, but it requires a system based on a business model based on proven economics, rather than the traditional social services model. By employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment. Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities will be essential reading for profit and non-profit rehabilitation service organizations, private job development businesses, government funding agencies, special education job placement programs, transition specialists, and families of persons with developmental disabilities.

Rehabilitation Goal Setting

Theory, Practice and Evidence
Author: Richard J. Siegert,William M. M. Levack
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143986330X
Category: Medical
Page: 412
View: 561
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
View: 5697

Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Author: Desleigh De Jonge,Marcia Joslyn Scherer,Sylvia Rodger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323041302
Category: Medical
Page: 253
View: 757
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 Equity at Work

Author: Jody Heymann,Michael Ashley Stein,Gonzalo Moreno
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998123X
Category: Medical
Page: 352
View: 6985
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
View: 5252
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.

Community-based rehabilitation services for the disabled

a pilot experience in Indonesia : report
Author: International Labour Office
Publisher: Intl Labour Organisation
Category: Medical
Page: 76
View: 6780

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
View: 5978

Women with Physical Disabilities

Achieving and Maintaining Health and Well-being
Author: Danuta M. Krotoski,Margaret Ann Nosek,Margaret A. Turk
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557662347
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 482
View: 4010

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
View: 2620
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.

Public Health and Infectious Diseases

Author: Jeffrey Griffiths,James H. Maguire,Kristian Heggenhougen,Stella R. Quah
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 012381507X
Category: Medical
Page: 512
View: 9600
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
View: 8579

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E-Book

Author: Randall L. Braddom
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437735630
Category: Medical
Page: 1472
View: 3996
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 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.

Race, Culture and Disability: Rehabilitation Science and Practice

Author: Fabricio E. Balcazar,Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar,Tina Taylor-Ritzler,Christopher B. Keys
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449655629
Category: Medical
Page: 418
View: 8603
Race, Culture and Disability: Rehabilitation Science and Practice is a guide to understanding the research and practical implications related to race, culture and disability in rehabilitation science. Edited and contributed by leading experts, this multidisciplinary work examines the intersection of the constructs of race, culture and disability in order to identify strategies for improving the effectiveness of rehabilitation practice with ethnic minority consumers. This text is an extremely timely and relevant contribution for students, researchers, and practitioners in the rehabilitation fields. Key topics covered include disability identity, psychological testing, evidence-based practice, community infrastructure, employment issues and much more.

Recovery From Disability

Manual of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Author: Robert P. Liberman
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585628883
Category: Medical
Page: 628
View: 8821
The time is right for recovery from serious mental disorders. Mental health professionals and state and local mental health agencies are responding to a national call for action on recovery: from the President's Commission on Mental Health, the Surgeon General, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. But how can recovery from mental disorders become a reality? Recovery From Disability describes the principles and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation to bridge the gap between what is known and what actually can be used to achieve recovery for patients in real-life mental health programs. The book draws on Dr. Robert Paul Liberman's 40 years of designing, testing, and disseminating innovative treatments for persons with mental disabilities. Illuminating up-to-date treatment techniques that reflect a consensus of experts regarding evidence-based practices, Dr. Liberman shows how recovery can be the rule rather than the exception. This practical book addresses day-to-day realities faced by practitioners who must wrestle with the individualized needs and personal goals of each patient while drawing up a rehabilitation roadmap to recovery. Written in a down-to-earth manner with minimal jargon, this clinical manual is intended for everyday use. Brimming with clear advice and ideas for effective services, the book is relevant to the work of all mental health disciplines, administrators, consumer advocates, and clinicians with all levels of experience. Practice-based evidence is highlighted by an abundance of real-life examples and a host of graphic aids. The author addresses the particular needs of Latino patients and takes up the latest developments in rehabilitation, such as illness management, social and independent living skills training, neurocognitive pharmacology, cognitive remediation, and use of computers in rehabilitation. Each chapter contains information, techniques, and treatment methods that enable clinicians to: Help patients select realistic yet personally meaningful goals for enriching their lives Teach patients how to stabilize their symptoms and cognitive impairments Train patients in social and independent living skills for empowerment and autonomy Educate family members and other caregivers to collaborate with mental health professionals in overcoming their loved one's disability Provide access to vocational rehabilitation, including supported employment Facilitate comprehensiveness, continuity, and coordination of competency-based rehabilitation, using personal support specialists, assertive community treatment, and integrated mental health care Dr. Liberman also describes how to customize services that are effective for individuals with more than one disorder, whose disorder is refractory to customary pharmacological and psychosocial treatments, or whose adaptation to community life is marred by aggressive behavior. With its wealth of rich and immediately applicable treatment approaches, Recovery From Disability will help professionals equip mentally disabled patients to reach their personally relevant goals and progress on the road to recovery.