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Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

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Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

By Karen Whalley Hammell, PhD, MSc, OT(C), DipCOT

216 pages
Copyright 2006
$50.99, Evolve, Reference




It explores issues that are central to rehabilitation, such as the nature of the body, the idea of independence, the rehabilitation process, evidence-based practice and client-centred practice. Seeking always to ground theoretical ideas in the realities of every-day rehabilitation practice, and drawing from a wealth of research evidence, the book continually examines the implications of these perspectives for the education, practice, service delivery, research and theoretical development of the rehabilitation professions.


"I would say this book is a must-read for anyone working in the rehabilitation sector...This textbook is full of interesting titbits of information and insights – with a great many links for those wishing to pursue further reading on these topics. Hammell’s writing – which is well laid out and easy to read – will be assessable for those unfamiliar with the territory, but of equal interest to ‘experts’ in the field. Definitely worth a look."
The New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Newsletter, Volume 4 • Issue 3 • October 2007

"It presents a wealth of food for thought on rehabilitation practice. It is aimed at students, practitioners, educators and researchers in rehabilitation fields and, whilst it won’t tell anyone ‘how’ to practise, it is an essential read on the important underpinning considerations of practice."
British Journal of Occupational Therapy March 2009 72(3)

Key Features

  • Provides an accessible introduction to current theoretical perspectives on disability
  • Demonstrates how these theoretical perspectives can inform a practitioner's approach to rehabilitation
  • Relevant for all the rehabilitation and health care professions
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    Primary Market
    Undergraduate and graduate students in rehabilitation, health and social care programmes (including nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and social work); and researchers, educators and practitioners in these disciplines in the following countries:
    United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Europe (especially Scandinavia), New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
    Secondary Market
    Undergraduate and graduate students, educators and researchers in Disability Studies and sociology/social policy programmes.

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    Author Information

    By Karen Whalley Hammell, PhD, MSc, OT(C), DipCOT, Researcher and Writer, Saskatchewan, Canada

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