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Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer
December 05, 2017

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the...

Ambient Assisted Living

Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues
October 18, 2017

Addresses an Emerging Shift in Developing Countries The authors and contributors of Ambient Assisted Living have recognized that the demographic profile is changing in many developing countries and have factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The technology of ambient assisted living...

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer
April 06, 2017

The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference...

Rethinking Patient Safety

Suzette Woodward
March 14, 2017

The vast majority of healthcare is provided safely and effectively. However, just like any high-risk industry, things can and do go wrong. There is a world of advice about how to keep people safe but this delivers little in terms of changed practice. Written by a leading expert in the field with...

Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside

K. Rao Poduri
March 02, 2017

Geriatric Rehabilitation addresses the fact that this is an age in which individuals have increasing longevity, better health care, education and expectations of health care which present new, increasing and even radical challenges to health care providers. The care of our older patients in...

Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation

Jan Oldenburg, Mary P. Griskewicz
August 18, 2016

This book is written through the lens of patients, caregivers, healthcare representatives and families, highlighting new models of interaction between providers and patients and what people would like in their healthcae experience. It will envision a new kind of healthcare system that recommends on...

Rehabilitation: A Post-critical Approach

Barbara Gibson
January 26, 2016

Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping people not only survive, but also thrive. Despite this complex goal, the organizing principles of rehabilitation still rely on biomedicine to construct disability as a problem of impaired bodies. Rehabilitation professionals are committed to helping to enhance...

Rethinking Rehabilitation: Theory and Practice

Kathryn McPherson, Barbara E. Gibson, Alain Leplege
March 19, 2015

Rethinking Rehabilitation: Theory and Practice presents cutting-edge thinking on rehabilitation from a range of leading rehabilitation researchers. The book emphasizes discussion on the place of theory in advancing rehabilitation knowledge, unearthing important questions for policy and practice,...

Sustainably Improving Health Care: Creatively Linking Care Outcomes, System Performance and Professional Development

Paul Batalden, Tina Foster
September 22, 2012

Culture, Context and Quality in Health Sciences Research, Education, Leadership and Patient Care (Second book in a series of five) Sustainably Improving Health Care promotes the importance of integrating improved care outcomes, system performance, and professional development so that the future of...

Medical Tourism Facilitator's Handbook

Maria K. Todd
November 23, 2011

In addition to coordinating health travel logistics and gathering medical records, medical tourism facilitators play the role of travel agent, appointment setter, concierge, hotel reservationist, tour operator, and hand-holder to clients seeking health services domestically and abroad. Addressing...

Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, Second Edition

Susan Riddick-Grisham, Laura Deming
April 26, 2011

Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management provides a comprehensive and unique reference that goes beyond the clinical discussion to include legal and financial aspects, life expectancy data, and assistive technology. It also includes case samples of actual plans related to specific...

Legal Nurse Consulting Practices, Third Edition

Ann M. Peterson, Lynda Kopishke
February 19, 2010

Over the past generation, the practice of legal nurse consulting has grown to include areas such as life care planning, risk management, and administrative law, as well as taking on a more diversified role in both criminal and civil law and courtroom proceedings. First published in 1997, Legal...