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Walking into Darkness

The Experience of Spinal Cord Injury

  • M. Oliver
  • G. Zarb
  • J. Silver
  • M. Moore
  • V. Salisbury
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 1-6
  3. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 7-18
  4. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 19-33
  5. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 34-54
  6. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 55-71
  7. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 72-90
  8. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 91-102
  9. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 103-115
  10. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 116-126
  11. M. Oliver, G. Zarb, J. Silver, M. Moore, V. Salisbury
    Pages 127-135
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 136-149

About this book

Introduction

Medical advances and organisational arrangements have vastly improved the immediate and short-term treatment of patients suffering spinal-cord injury. There remains a huge lack of knowledge, however, about almost all aspects of the lives of paraplegic and tetraplegic patients once they have left the intensive care and treatment of spinal injuries centres. The authors have conducted a survey of long-term spinal cord injury patients and in this book they have given the main conclusions of their survey together with the general problems that the survey and other research has highlighted. There are commentaries and recommendations that will be of vital interest to all those working with the long-term disabled, including social services departments, health visitors, GPs, charities, physicians and nursing staff as well as the disabled themselves.

Keywords

care cognition communication counseling diagnosis nurse nursing pain perception

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Oliver
    • 1
  • G. Zarb
    • 1
  • J. Silver
    • 2
  • M. Moore
    • 1
  • V. Salisbury
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Education StudiesThames PolytechnicLondonUK
  2. 2.The National Spinal Injuries CentreStoke Mandeville HospitalAylesburyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-19451-3
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-44361-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-19451-3
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