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Severe and Complex Neurological Disability : Management of the Physical Condition - Pauline M Pope

Severe and Complex Neurological Disability

Management of the Physical Condition

Paperback Published: 29th December 2006
ISBN: 9780750688253
Number Of Pages: 300

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book presents a holistic approach to the complete, long-term, day-to-day care of patients disabled by neurological conditions, emphasizing practices that promote physical well-being and minimize secondary complications. It focuses on physical management within the context of the lifestyle of the disabled person and primary caregiver. In addition, it highlights the difficulties commonly encountered when implementing a physical management regime, and discusses the importance of compromise.

  • The complete physical management and day-to-day care is described in a practical and applicable way.
  • Best practices are presented in relation to caring for a person with profound impairment and residual disability.
  • Holistic and detailed long-term physical management strategies are described, related to the more severe and complex neurological conditions.
  • Real-life examples help readers understand the applications of theory in practice.
  • Case studies strengthen readers' critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Social considerations and the importance of therapeutic leisure activities are included.

Industry Reviews

'Pauline Pope has been a true champion and advocate for patients who would previously have
been considered 'beyond help'. Her book bears witness to the achievement of impossibility in
this context. It is essential reading for all professionals involved with the care of people with
long-term neurological conditions.' Lynne Turner-Stokes DM FRCP, Northwick Park Hospital
and King's College, London.

"Aimed at therapists, nurses, doctors and carers, this book provides
essential information on all aspects of care for patients with severe and
complex neuro-disability. Pauline Pope provides an understanding of how and
why structures of the body may be compromised for these patients, and also
of the many secondary complications that can occur. Through this
understanding, the book deals with appropriate management for such patients,
maximising remaining functional ability and minimising secondary

"It is a very comprehensive read, providing a sound reference for all
professionals and carers involved in the care of patients with sever and
complex neuro-disability."

Kate Turner, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
Biomechanics and body structurep. 1
Posturep. 21
Secondary complicationsp. 47
Central nervous system impairment: main effects on posture and movementp. 69
Assessment and outcomep. 87
Building a stable posturep. 103
Custom moulded seating systemsp. 151
Complementary proceduresp. 177
The value of horse riding and hydrotherapy in the management of severe and complex disabilityp. 197
Horse ridingp. 198
Hydrotherapyp. 216
The complete physical management regimep. 231
Evidence-based healthcare related to complex disabilityp. 251
Carers of people who have long-term, high-dependency needs: caring in societyp. 265
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780750688253
ISBN-10: 0750688254
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 29th December 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 25.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.69