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Spinal Cord Injury and the Family: A New Guide (Harvard University Press Family Health Guides)

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Spinal cord injury, orSCI, is frequently sudden and unexpectedandmdash;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. Alpertandrsquo;s clinical experience with patientsandrsquo; own stories, Spinal Cord Injury and the Familyis 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 andldquo;what now?andrdquo; questionsandmdash;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.

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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.

Synopsis:

A 2008 Library Journal Best Consumer Health Book

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Michelle J. Alpert, M.D., is Director of Rehabilitation Medicine, <>Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, and Clinical Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, <>Harvard Medical School. She was the founder and first director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at <>Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.Saul Wisniais Senior Publications Editor/Writer at <>Dana-Farber Cancer Instituteand the author of numerous books.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Cindy and Ted Purcell
  • Abbreviations
  1. Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury
  2. Early Days: The ER, Rehab, and Beyond
  3. Adjusting to SCI: The Return Home
  4. Back to Productivity: Work, School, and Play
  5. Dating after SCI: Out and About
  6. Sexual Function after SCI: The Next Challenge
  7. Couples and Relationship Issues: Making It Work
  8. Fertility and Pregnancy: The Possibilities
  9. Parenting with SCI: Moms and Dads on Wheels
  10. Children and Adolescents with SCI: The Next Generation
  11. Medical Complications of SCI: Do’s and Don’ts
  • Appendix: Spinal Cord Injury by the Numbers
  • Resources
  • Suggested Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674027152
Author:
Alpert, Michelle J
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Foreword by:
Purcell, Cindy
Foreword:
Purcell, Cindy And Ted
Foreword:
Purcell, Cindy
Author:
Michelle J. Alpert, M.D.
Author:
Wisnia, Saul
Author:
Alpert, Michelle J.
Author:
Alpert, Michelle J., M.D.
Author:
Purcell, Cindy And Ted
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Physical Impairments
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Pain Management
Subject:
Spinal cord
Subject:
Wounds and injuries
Subject:
Spinal cord -- Wounds and injuries.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Disability
Subject:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Family Relationships
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Pain Management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Harvard University Press Family Health Guides
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 line illustrations, 1 table
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A 2008 Library Journal Best Consumer Health Book
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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