Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability

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ISBN 9781284105407
Author

Falvo D

Publisher

Edition

6th

Binding

Hardback

Weight 1.332 kg

Description

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness, Sixth Edition is intended to teach students, counselors and other medical professionals working with the chronically ill and disabled how to better understand the manifestations of common chronic illnesses and the disabilities among their clients. The text also serves as an important resource to help medical professionals gain an awareness of the impact of these conditions on their clients’ ability to function physically, psychologically, socially, and vocationally. This text serves as an important resource to assist students and professionals in understanding the manifestations of common chronic illnesses and disabilities. The goal is to bring awareness around the impact of chronic illness and disability to clients through a discussion around symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses. The Sixth Edition has been updated to include new content based on the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and features new and more detailed case studies.

About the author
Donna R. Falvo Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, licensed psychologist, and certified rehabilitation counselor. During her tenure at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, she served as clinician, professor and researcher at the School of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where she was the Director of Behavioral Science, and later served as Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the Rehabilitation Institute. Most recently she was Clinical Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is past president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and a former Mary Switzer Scholar. She served as Dimension Expert with the National Research Corporation/Picker Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska from 2005-2008. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, in addition to authoring the four previous editions of Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability and authoring the book entitled, Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence, currently in its 4th edition.

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