Neuropsychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 7, 2006 - Medical - 240 pages
Neuropsychology offers a broad introduction to neuropsychology, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, clinical assessment, and the behavioural sequelae associated with neurological disturbance. It provides understanding of the common neurological disorders and enables informed choices in care. Important insight into differential diagnosis is given, as well as help to extend and support the health care role through an introduction to basic bed-side assessment techniques and their interpretation. It provides knowledge to assist health professionals in empowering patients in their recovery or rehabilitation and is an essential workplace manual.
  • Specifically targets nurses using their vocabulary and works from their perspective
  • Seeks to bridge the theory-practice gap and gives detailed clinical applications
  • Contains enough information to allow the reader to transfer skills learnt into the workplace, culminating in the possibility of carrying out simple bedside screen
  • Provides possible assessment and treatment approaches
  • A 'one-stop' working resource book for this field
  • Covers a potentially complex subject in a logical and clinically relevant format
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What is neuropsychology?
1
Chapter 2 Neuroanatomy
9
Chapter 3 Functional neuroanatomy
27
Chapter 4 Neurological investigations
51
Chapter 5 Emotional and psychological reactions
61
Chapter 6 The neuropsychology of common disorders
69
Chapter 7 Other disorders
129
Chapter 8 Neurotoxicology
143
Chapter 9 Recovery
157
Chapter 10 Neuropsychological assessments
167
Chapter 11 Initial assessments
183
Appendix I
203
Appendix II
211
Glossary
217
Index
221
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