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Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders

by Robert Iansek Meg E. Morris

Movement disorders affect a growing patient population, but providing comprehensive care is extremely difficult. Several of these conditions are progressive and incurable; the basal ganglia has a complex role in movement control, with many potential malfunctions. This book focuses on rehabilitation approaches that have been developed and utilized internationally in an attempt to minimize impairment and maximize participation amongst these patients. Each chapter is written by movement disorder experts, rehabilitation specialists and health care professionals, giving a broad overview of current interventions and emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary management, focussing on deliverable outcomes. Common conditions such as Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, dystonia and Huntington's disease are comprehensively covered. This book gives neurologists, geriatricians and rehabilitation specialists an up-to-date, theoretically-based approach to managing movement disorders related to basal ganglia malfunction. Also valuable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nurses and social workers seeking to develop and plan appropriate interventions.

The Rehabilitation of Speech

by Robert Westbrook Merle Ansberry Anna Carr

A textbook of diagnostic and corrective procedures based upon a critical study of speech disorders.

Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging (6th Edition)

by William Reichel Christine Arenson Jan Busby-Whitehead Kenneth Brummel-Smith James G. O'Brien Mary H. Palmer

The sixth edition of Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging remains the pioneering text for the practicing physician confronted with the unique problems of an increasingly elderly population. Dr. William Reichel's formative text is designed as a practical and useful guide for all levels of geriatric care, from medical students to geriatric specialists. This book emphasizes clinical management and addressed problems from the simple to the highly complex. The renowned editors have revised every chapter and have included the most recent advances in elderly care. New chapters include hormonal therapy in post-menopausal women, drug therapy for Alzheimer's sufferers, alternative medicine, the chronic understaffing of nursing homes, management of delirium, and ethical issues. Comprehensive and written for any clinicians caring for older patients (including family physicians, general internists, nurse practitioners, geriatricians, and other specialists), this esteemed text provides practical and trusted advice.

Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing

by Larry Dossey

Larry Dossey forever changed our understanding of the healing process with his phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Healing Words. Now the man considered on of the pioneers of mind/body medicine provides the scientific and medical proof that the spiritual dimension works in therapeutic treatment, exploding the boundaries of the healing arts with his most powerful book yet.

The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability

by Susan Wendell

Who should be identified as disabled? Is disability biomedical, social or both? What causes disability and what could "cure" it? Are scientific efforts to eliminate disabling physical conditions morally justified? Susan Wendell has lived with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) since 1985. In The Rejected Body, she connects her own experience of illness to feminist theory and the literature of disability. The Rejected Body argues that feminist theorizing has been skewed toward non-disabled experience, and that the knowledge of people with disabilities must be integrated into feminist ethics, discussions of bodily life, and the criticism of the cognitive and social authority of medicine. Wendell provides a remarkable look at how cultural attitudes towards the body contribute to the stigma of disability and to widespread unwillingness to accept and provide for the body's inevitable weakness.

Relapse Prevention: Maintenance Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors (Second Edition)

by G. Alan Marlatt Dennis M. Donovan

Grounded in research and illustrated with clinical vignettes, these papers demonstrate various ways to help people maintain abstinence or harm reduction treatment goals and to handle setbacks. They review such therapeutic techniques as cognitive restructuring, imagery, relapse rehearsal, and mindfulness meditation. This second edition features new coverage of stimulants, opiates, cannabis, "club drugs," gambling, and sexually risky behaviors. A new chapters addresses ethnocultural issues in relapse prevention. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Relax Deck

by Mike George

These days in the quest to calm the body, mind, and soul, finding the time to relax can be a real challenge. In the spirit of the popular Learn to Relax and Learn to Meditate books come these 50 beautifully illustrated cards in soothing colors designed to ease and refresh an exhausted mind. Each card features an inspirational image and mediation excercise drawn from Eastern and Western traditions. With an introduction detailing various ways to use the cards, these pocket-sized guided meditations make it easier to find peace and fulfillment-even when time is not a luxury. By envisioning rays of dappled sunlight through the petals of a flower, the Lotus Blossom meditation teaches not to forget the spiritual side amidst the frantic pace of modern life, while the Yin and Yang card focuses on the strength found in a glimmer of hope that flickers in darkness. On a hillside, in the backyard, or even at the office, The Relax Deck can teach anyone the art of letting go.

The Relaxation Response

by Herbert Benson

When Dr. Herbert Benson introduced this simple, effective, mind/body approach to relieving stress twenty-five years ago, his book became an instant national bestseller. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret--without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress. Discovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic approach is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten to twenty minutes of practice twice a day.

Relaxercise: The Easy New Way to Health and Fitness

by David Zemach-Bersin Kaethe Zemach-Bersin Mark Reese

The Extraordinary Exercise Program based on the Revolutionary Body-Improvement System developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. With these brief (ten to thirty minutes) exercises, anyone can learn to improve their posture, flexibility, and physical comfort, and end the energy drain caused by muscular tension. This popular application of techniques -- never before available in such an easy-to-use form -- targets such key areas as the lower back, shoulders, neck, spine, eyes, feet, and jaw. Enhanced vitality and elimination of pain and stress will be yours through these thoroughly researched and patient-tested techniques that actually reprogram the neuromuscular system.

Relief from Chronic Backache

by Edmund Blair Bolles

Here is the tested, proven regimen that will ease the pain that holds you hostage and restore your back to full physical function. Here is the book that debunks the myths about backache. Complete with self-exams that test your attitude toward pain, an extensive glossary, and much more to help you ease your back pain and put you in charge of your life -- for good!

Remembering to Live: Illness at the Intersection of Anxiety and Knowledge in Rural Indonesia

by M. Cameron Hay

Sasaks, a people of the Indonesian archipelago, cope with one of the country's worst health records by employing various medical traditions, including their own secret ethnomedical knowledge. But anxiety, in the presence and absence of illness, profoundly shapes the ways Sasaks use healing and knowledge. Hay addresses complex questions regarding cultural models, agency, and other relationships to conclude that the ethnomedical knowledge they use to cope with their illnesses ironically inhibits improvements in their health care.

Remembering Trauma

by Richard J. Mcnally

A study of post traumatic stress syndrome.

Remind Me Who I Am, Again

by Linda Grant

At the beginning of the nineties, Linda Grant's mother began to repeat her questions -- not because she couldn't remember the answers but because she didn't remember having asked. As her mother's onset of Alzheimer's disease worsened, Grant realized that her family history was vanishing along with her mother's memory. Remind Me Who I Am, Again is the powerful story of a disease, of the workings of the mind, and of a daughter's quest to reconstruct the past.

Removing the Roadblocks: Group Psychotherapy with Substance Abusers and Family Members

by Marsha Vannicelli

Removing the Roadblocks analyzes the group therapy issues that arise in the three populations most commonly seen in substance abuse clinics--substance abusers themselves, adult children of alcoholics, and other family members. It is a useful text for courses on substance abuse in social work, psychology, nursing, and other disciplines, as well as for courses in group psychotherapy.

Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration

by Leonard Marcus Barry C. Dorn Phyllis B. Kritek Velvet G. Miller Janice B. Wyatt

Presents pragmatic and effective tools for understanding conflict, negotiating difference, and creating a balance among those who work in health care. Uses narrative, example, and theory to demonstrate techniques. Stories present problems, solutions, and outcomes achieved through interest-based negotiation. Of interest to physicians, hospital management, nurses, and policy leaders. Marcus is founding director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health. First published in 1995.

Renewed Day by Day: A Daily Devotional

by A. W. Tozer Gerald B. Smith

This book of 365 daily devotions is a distillation of the wisdom of A.W. Tozer, gleaned in his lifelong pursuit of God. Tozer writes for those who want spiritual muscle. His summons is to "put aside the playthings of the material world and thirst for God."

Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

by Khiara M. Bridges

Reproducing Race, an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital, explores the role of race in the medical setting. Khiara M. Bridges investigates how race--commonly seen as biological in the medical world--is socially constructed among women dependent on the public healthcare system for prenatal care and childbirth. Bridges argues that race carries powerful material consequences for these women even when it is not explicitly named, showing how they are marginalized by the practices and assumptions of the clinic staff. Deftly weaving ethnographic evidence into broader discussions of Medicaid and racial disparities in infant and maternal mortality, Bridges shines new light on the politics of healthcare for the poor, demonstrating how the "medicalization" of social problems reproduces racial stereotypes and governs the bodies of poor women of color.

The Republican War on Science

by Chris Mooney

discusses why stem-cell research is not supported and other governmental decisions respecting our world and future.

Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad

by Virginia Holman

In 1975, one year after Patty Hearst and her captors robbed Hibernia National Bank, a second kidnapping took place far from the glare of the headlines. Virginia Holman's mother, in the thrall of psychosis, spirited her two daughters to a cottage on the Virginia Peninsula, painted the windows black, and set up the house as a MASH unit for a secret war. A war that never came. The family -- captive to her mother's schizophrenia and a legal system that refused to intervene -- remained there for more than three years. "What sets this book apart," theHartford Courantobserved, "is Virginia's voice. . . brave, smart, tough. " Reviewers nationwide have praised Holman's "riveting," "endearing," and "wryly humorous" story of a young girl caught in the whirlwind of madness -- a girl who chooses a brainwashed heiress as her role model. Holman's memoir vividly and brilliantly evokes the interior worlds of the sane and the insane and the delicate membrane in between. An essential exploration of identity, captivity, and love,Rescuing Patty Hearstwill inspire readers' faith in the resilience of one family's spirit to survive and thrive even in the direst of circumstances.

Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

by David A. Wise

The social and economic effects of this shift are significant, and in Research Findings in the Economics of Aging, a group of leading researchers takes an eclectic view of the subject. Among the broad topics discussed are work and retirement behavior, disability, and their relationship to the structure of retirement and disability policies.

Research Methods in Psychology

by Eugene B. Zechmeister John J. Shaughnessy Jeanne S. Zechmeister

Considered one of the best undergraduate method texts in the field for the past two decades, Research Methods in Psychology captures the excitement of psychological inquiry as well as the importance of understanding the methodology that is used to conduct research. The text has been praised for its clear writing, logical organization, depth of coverage, and wide variety of examples from different fields of psychology. The new edition includes updated research, a thoroughly revised introductory chapter, and improved pedagogical features designed to enhance students' learning.

Research Priorities for Assessing Health Effects from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: A Letter Report

by Institute of Medicine

It is as yet uncertain how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will affect the health of clean-up workers and volunteers, residents, and visitors in the Gulf. The IOM recommends that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focus on researching psychological and behavioral health, exposure information to oil and dispersants, seafood safety, communication methods for health studies, and methods for conducting research in order to better understand and mitigate the effects on human health for this oil spill and for future disasters.

Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work: Toward a Critical Pluralism in Clinical Practice

by William Borden

William Borden's persuasive collection of original essays reaffirms the place of theory in social work practice, showing how different theoretical models, therapeutic languages, and modes of intervention strengthen eclectic and integrative approaches to psychosocial intervention. A distinguished group of scholars and practitioners examine emerging developments in cognitive theory, psychodynamic thought, resilience research and family therapy, psychobiography and narrative perspectives, and conceptions of place and environment in psychosocial intervention. They introduce integrative frameworks for intervention and examine a series of crucial issues in the field, including the role of theory in evidence-based practice, the development of practice wisdom, and the ways in which conceptions of love, acceptance, and social justice influence theorizing and practice. The contributors to this volume, each one carefully selected, reaffirm the framing perspectives and core values of the social work profession and identify fundamental challenges and tasks in developing theory and practice. Exploring contemporary yet no less essential concerns, they reflect the richness and creativity of theorizing in our time.

Resiliency Enhancement: Putting the Strength Perspective Into Social Work Practice

by Elaine Norman

This book bridges the gap between theory and implementation to illustrate how resiliency enhancement enables social workers to put the strengths perspective successfully into practice for their clients. Contributors to this volume show how social workers can use interventions to enhance those resiliency factors.

Resiliency Enhancement: Putting the Strength Perspective Into Social Work Practice

by Elaine Norman

This book bridges the gap between theory and implementation to illustrate how resiliency enhancement enables social workers to put the strengths perspective successfully into practice for their clients. Contributors to this volume show how social workers can use interventions to enhance those resiliency factors.

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