Psychoprosthetics

Editors: Gallagher, Pamela, Desmond, Deirdre, MacLachlan, Malcolm (Eds.)

  • Compiles the most recent research and knowledge of Psychoprosthetics into one accessible volume
  • Contributions from well-known clinicians, practitioners, researchers and academics who work with prosthetics
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About this book

Psychoprosthetics is the study of the psychological aspects of prosthetic use and of rehabilitative processes in those conditions that require the use of prosthetic devices. For people with limb loss, the fitting of a prosthesis can give rise to a variety of issues from functional rehabilitation to quality of life, well-being, participation in society and cosmetic satisfaction. As prosthetic technology continues to become more sophisticated and advanced, there is an onus on those who work with prosthetic users, to be aware of the impact of prosthetics on the ways in which people understand and construct their realities and their attempts to cope with and relate to them. However, despite the broad and increasing interest in psychosocial aspects of prosthetic use and rehabilitation, to date there has not been a complete volume on the topic – this book now addresses that need.

Psychoprosthetics brings together the most recent and exciting research and knowledge in this new field into one easily accessible volume. It contributes to a better understanding of the complex human dynamics involved in prosthetic use and provides an analysis of the practice, research and theory in the field of psychoprosthetics.

Written by some of the leading experts to the field, this informative and cutting-edge text will be of relevance to students, practitioners and researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including prosthetics and orthotics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation medicine, engineering, nursing and psychology.

About the authors

Contributors will be well-known clinicians, practitioners, researchers and academics who work with prosthetics. The editors have considerable experience in reviewing, editing and publishing and are leaders in this field. They have published in all the leading relevant journals related to the area, have been invited to speak at key conferences and lead an active multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians interested in applying many aspects of psychology to prosthetic use, especially in regard to the rehabilitation of people with amputations.

All editors direct the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group – a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians interested in applying many and varied aspects of psychology to prosthetic use, especially in regard to the rehabilitation of people with amputations.: (See www.tcd.ie/psychoprosthetics).

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Psychoprosthetics is an important new text for the field of rehabilitation. The editors are leaders in the field of psychology … and have gathered together an excellent group of contributing authors. … The chapters finish with a discussion of the research needed to advance the field … . Psychoprosthetics is a reference text that should be embraced by clinicians of varied disciplines and expertise. … This book likewise highlights the great need for further research in this important area of medicine." (Todd Alan Kuiken, JAMA, Vol. 299 (16), 2008)

“This book uses an interdisciplinary perspective to explore the psychosocial issues of persons who require prosthetic devices. … This book has the most up-to-date research and references that one can find in the area of loss of limb and prosthetics. … must for anyone who is a student, practitioner, and/or researcher who works or intends to work with a person who has a prosthetic devise. … it is a book for professionals in all disciplines who work in the area of rehabilitation, and I agree.” (Catherine S. Wilson, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2010)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Psychoprosthetics: An Introduction

    Pamela Gallagher, Deirdre Desmond, Malcolm MacLachlan

    Pages 1-10

  • Coping and Psychosocial Adjustment to Amputation

    Deirdre Desmond, Pamela Gallagher

    Pages 11-21

  • Limb Loss and Body Image

    Bruce Rybarczyk, Jay Behel

    Pages 23-31

  • Psychological Adjustment to Lower Limb Amputation: An Evaluation of Outcome Measurement Tools

    Dalton L. Wolfe, Jackie S. Hebert, William C. Miller, A. Barry Deathe, Michael Devlin, Luljeta Pallaveshi

    Pages 67-90

  • Interventions for Psychological Issues in Amputation: A Team Approach

    Stephen T. Wegener, Susan E. Hofkamp, Dawn M. Ehde

    Pages 91-105

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84996-691-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychoprosthetics
Editors
  • Pamela Gallagher
  • Deirdre Desmond
  • Malcolm MacLachlan
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-980-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-980-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-979-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-691-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 164
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics