• Pamela Gallagher
  • Deirdre Desmond
  • Malcolm MacLachlan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pamela Gallagher, Deirdre Desmond, Malcolm MacLachlan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Deirdre Desmond, Pamela Gallagher
    Pages 11-21
  4. Bruce Rybarczyk, Jay Behel
    Pages 23-31
  5. Dawn M. Ehde, Stephen T. Wegener
    Pages 33-51
  6. Dalton L. Wolfe, Jackie S. Hebert, William C. Miller, A. Barry Deathe, Michael Devlin, Luljeta Pallaveshi
    Pages 67-90
  7. Stephen T. Wegener, Susan E. Hofkamp, Dawn M. Ehde
    Pages 91-105
  8. Craig D. Murray
    Pages 119-129
  9. Kerstin Hagberg, Eva Häggström, Stewe Jönsson, Björn Rydevik, Rickard Brånemark
    Pages 131-140
  10. Sinéad Ní Mhurchadha, Elisabeth Schaffalitzky, Pamela Gallagher, Malcolm MacLachlan
    Pages 155-161

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela Gallagher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Deirdre Desmond
    • 2
    • 3
  • Malcolm MacLachlan
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Health School of NursingDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.Dublin Psychoprosthetics GroupIreland
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyNational University of IrelandMaynoothIreland
  4. 4.School of Psychology Trinity CollegeUniversity of DublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-979-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-980-4
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