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    Limb Amputation

    Desmond, Deirdre and Coffey, Laura and Gallagher, Pamela and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Wegener, Stephen T. and O'Keeffe, Fiadhnait (2012) Limb Amputation. In: Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 351-367. ISBN 9780199733989

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    Limb amputation is both a life-saving procedure and a life-changing event. The aims of rehabilitation following amputation are to restore acceptable levels of functioning that allow individuals to achieve their goals, to facilitate personal health, and to improve participation in society and quality of life either with or without a prosthesis. Individual responses to limb loss are varied and complex; some individuals experience functional, psychological and social dysfunction, many others adjust and function well. This chapter highlights critical psychological and social issues in amputation, summarizes current knowledge in these domains, and provides a brief overview of psychological interventions designed to address these issues.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Preprint version of published chapter.
    Keywords: Adjustment; Amputation; Limb; Pain; Participation; Psychology; Rehabilitation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 4399
    Depositing User: Dr. Deirdre Desmond
    Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 14:28
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: No
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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