Spinal Cord Injury and the Family

Spinal Cord Injury and the Family

A New Guide

Book - 2008
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Harvard University Press

Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is frequently sudden and unexpected—through accident, disease, or violence, patients temporarily lose control of their bodies and, it seems, their lives. With rehabilitation, they can learn to navigate their world once more, retraining muscles and mind to compensate for paralyzed limbs and diminished strength. But as Dr. Michelle Alpert shows here, there is far more to recapturing full, independent lives than regaining movement. Central to long-term success is mending the family unit.

Combining Dr. Alpert’s clinical experience with patients’ own stories, Spinal Cord Injury and the Family is for individuals and their families who must climb back from injury: for the young quad couple, both quadriplegic, who wish to conceive and raise a child; for the paraplegic dad who wants to teach his daughter to drive; for the couple wondering how they can regain the sexual spark in their relationship.

The authors cover the causes of and prognosis for SCI through case studies, review common courses of rehabilitation, and answer the “what now?” questions—from daily routines to larger issues concerning sex, education and employment, childbearing, and parenting with SCI. Rich in clinical information and practical advice, the book shows how real patients and their families are living full lives after spinal cord injury.


Combining clinical experience with patients’ own stories, the authors cover the causes of and prognosis for SCI through case studies, review common courses of rehabilitation, and answer the “what now?” questions—from daily routines to larger issues concerning sex, education and employment, childbearing, and parenting with SCI.

Baker & Taylor
Clinical experiences combine with patients' own stories in an informational guidebook that covers the causes of and prognosis for spinal cord injury through a series of real-life case studies, reviews common courses of treatment and rehabilitation, and answers "what now?" questions.

Baker
& Taylor

Clinical experiences combine with patients' own stories in an informational guidebook that covers the causes of and prognosis for spinal cord injury through a series of real-life case studies, reviews common courses of treatment and rehabilitation, and answers "what now?" questions. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780674027152
0674027159
9780674027145
0674027140
Branch Call Number: 617.482 AL74s
Characteristics: xiv, 338 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Wisnia, Saul

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