Head injury and the family: a life and living perspective

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Taylor & Francis Group, Mar 1, 1994 - Medical - 246 pages
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Conceived and written by two of the country's leading authorities on the relationship of head injury and family matters, this book opens the frequently locked doors to accessible information. Art Dell Orto, Ph.D. and Paul Power, Sc.D. have joined forces to produce the most organized, easy to digest, and insightful book to make an appearance in recent years.The format of Head Injury and the Family is a combination of original material, personal statements by survivors and their families, and structured experiences. The theme of the book is directed toward a family-oriented treatment and rehabilitation perspective. This is a unique book that will make your students sensitive to the needs of head injury patients and their families.Comprehensive in scope, this book is always accessible ...(it) should be equally important to survivors, their families, and those who work with them" Disability Resources MonthlyDell Orto and Power have done a fine job of combining compassion and facts to create a practical book about the complexities of living with head injury". Sarah L. Whitten Louisiana State University Medical Center

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Contents

Curing Traumatic Brain Injury
13
Head Trauma and the Family
32
Prime Of Life
52
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Arthur E. Dell Orto, PhD, CRC, is Professor and Program Director of Rehabilitation Counseling in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University and is the Associate Executive Director of Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

He received a PhD in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Michigan State University in 1970. Dr. Dell Orto is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor whose academic and clinical interests relate to the role of the family in the treatment and rehabilitation process. Dr. Dell Orto has given many presentations and workshops focusing on the needs of families living with illness and disability.

He has co-authored and co-edited with Paul Power: " Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability" (2004); "The Resilient Family" (2003); "Brain Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Perspective" (2000); "Head Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Approach" (1994): Awarded Pyramid of Distinction and an Award of Excellence by the New England Association of the American Medical Writers; "Illness and Disability: Family Interventions Throughout the Life Span" (Springer Publishing Company, 1988); and "Role of the Family in the Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled" (1980). He has also co-edited the following books: "The Encyclopedia of Disability and Rehabilitation" (1995): Awarded an "Excellence in Media Award" by The National Rehabilitation Association; "The Psychological and Social Impact of Disability" (Springer Publishing Company, 1999 & 1991); "The Psychological and Social Impact of Disability" (Springer, 1984 & 1977); and "Group Counseling and Physical Disability" (1979).

Paul W. Power, ScD, CRC, is an Emeritus Professor of Counseling, University of Mayland, and Adjunct Professor at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg. Dr. Power received a ScD from Boston University and is the author of numerous articles, books, and book chapters on the topic of the family and disability, and vocation/career assessment. His speeches and workshops, on both national and international levels, have also focused on the roles of the family on the treatment and rehabilitation process. Specifically, he has co-authored and co-edited with Arthur Dell Orto: "Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability" (2004), "The Resilient Family" (2003), "Brain Injury and the Family: A Life and Living Perspective" (2000), "The Role of the Family in the Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled" (1980), and "Family Interventions Throughout Chronic Illness and Disability" (Springer Publishing Company, 1988).

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