Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation [electronic resource] / edited by Maggi A. Budd, Sigmund Hough, Stephen T. Wegener, William Stiers.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
1 online resource (XXI, 595 pages 21 illustrations, 14 illustrations in color.)
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This easy-access guide summarizes the dynamic specialty of rehabilitation psychology, focusing on real-world practice in the medical setting. It begins by placing readers at the frontlines of practice with a solid foundation for gathering information and communicating effectively with patients, families, and staff. The book’s topics run a wide gamut of patient conditions (neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular), related problems (sleep and fatigue issues, depression) and practitioner responses (encouraging coping and compliance, pediatric and geriatric considerations). Models of disability and adaptation, review of competency concerns, and guidelines for group and individual therapy offer evidence-based insights for helping patients manage their health conditions, benefit from rehabilitation interventions, and prepare for their post-rehabilitation lives and activities. Coverage spotlights these core areas: ·Basics and biopsychosocial practicalities, from behavioral medicine and psychopharmacology to ethical and forensic issues. ·Populations, problems, and procedures, including stroke, TBI, substance abuse, transplants, and severe mental illness. ·Assessment and practical interventions such as pain, anxiety, cognitive functioning, and more. ·Consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary teams. ·Practice management, administration, and professional self-care. ·Research, technology, and program evaluation. Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation is an essential professional development tool for novice (and a refresher for veteran) psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as rehabilitation physicians, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers. It presents in depth both the hallmarks of the specialty and the nuts and bolts of being a valuable team player in a medical setting.
Basics and Biopsychosocial Practicalities
Information gathering and documentation
Language of rehabilitation
Basic lab findings
Neurology of neuropsychology
Imaging basics
Everyday psychopharmacology
Practical ethics
Models of adaptation and resilience
Disability models
Social participation and ability/disability
Forensic issues: health care proxy, advance directives, and guardianship
Populations, Problems, and Procedures
Traumatic brain injury
Neurological tumors.– Spinal cord injury
Multiple sclerosis
Sensory impairments
Spine, back, and musculoskeletal disorders
Total joint replacement
Developmental similarities and differences: congenital and acquired disabilities
Pediatric rehabilitation psychology
Geriatric rehabilitation psychology
Organ transplantation patients
Intensive care patients.-Cardiovascular disease patients
Substance abuse
Severe mental illness
Conversion disorder
Treatment adherence to prevent secondary complications
Sexual health
Sleep issues
Respiratory and pulmonary disorders
Decision making capacity and competency
Adaptive/assistive technology
Incorporating accreditation standards
Behavioral medicine: nutrition, medication management, exercise
Group psychotherapy
Assessment and Practical Intervention
Neurological exam: mental status, cranial nerves, and motor systems
Assessing acute mental status changes
Differentiating dementias and delirium
Depression and anxiety assessment
Cognitive assessment
Evaluating for opioid use
Behavioral activation: smart goals
Interventions: family adaptation
Coping effectiveness training.– Self-management.– Cognitive retraining and remediation
Interventions to increase resilience and adaptation
Managing challenging patients (countertransference, resistance, apathy, anger, et cetera)
Vocation and recreation
Consultation and Advocacy
Models of consultation
Interdisciplinary teams
Practice Management and Administration
CPT and billing codes
Burnout prophylactics: professional self-care
Research and Self Evaluation
Research made useful for clinicians
Using technology to practice evidence-based medicine
Systematic program evaluation and improvement activities .
Budd, Maggi A. editor.
Hough, Sigmund. editor.
Wegener, Stephen T. editor.
Stiers, William. editor.
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