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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2007): Services for the disabled - UK

Psychological management of physical disabilities: a practitioner's guide

P. Kennedy (editor)

London: Routledge, 2007

The successful integration of psychological factors into the management of physical disabilities is critical to successful health-care delivery. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the best practice and approaches in this field. It brings together contributions from a range of experienced researchers and practitioners, who explore the emotional, motivational and psychological factors associated with the rehabilitation and treatment of people with a range of physical disabilities, including spinal cord injury, stroke, and chronic pain. It explains why and how psychological models and research can support rehabilitation and improve individual well-being. The book is divided into three sections, covering:

  • the scope of psychological processes in physical rehabilitation
  • psychological applications and practitioner perspectives
  • general organizational challenges and developments.
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