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Managing stroke : a guide to living well after stroke
Rao, Paul Richard.
Publication Information:
Arlington, Va. : ABI Professional Publications ; Washington, D.C. : NRH Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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RC388.5 .M36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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ABI Professional Publications is pleased to offer this professional reference guide to living well after stroke, edited by Paul R. Rao, Ph. D., Mark N. Ozer, M. D., and John E. Toerge D. O. Managing Stroke provides a comprehensive overview on dealing with the medical, psychological, financial and many other challenges of living with stroke. Written by fifteen authorities in the field, Managing Stroke distills and summarizes the wealth of cutting-edge knowledge on stroke and rehabilitation developed over the past decade. It is part of a series on rehabilitation, including the highly-regarded Managing Post Polio: A Guide to Living Well With Post-Polio Syndrome, that deals with rehabilitation and quality-of-life issues for persons who find themselves with major health issues affecting their lives. It is produced in conjunction with the National Rehabilitation Hospital. The rehabilitation information is supplemented with personal stories of individuals who provide eloquent and sometimes poignant-always heroic-testimony to the many ways people have prevailed in the face of ongoing disability. The book features a state-of-the-art consumer guide in selecting a rehabilitation program, a glossary of stroke related terms, and comprehensive listing of stroke related resources. Managing Stroke was written by healthcare pro-fessionals who work with and counsel people with stroke as a guide to living well for people who have had a stroke, their families, friends, and loved ones, as well as professionals who need an up-to-date and quick reference.

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Library Journal Review

The staff of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, has created an instructional guide for those who have suffered a stroke. With information on physical therapy, occupational therapy, and daily living skills, this is primarily a guide to rehabilitation for stroke patients or their families rather than a quick reference book or a guide to prevention. There are nice chapters on important issues like communication problems and managing the financial burden of stroke. Similar titles are Kip Burkman!s The Stroke Recovery Book (LJ 11/1/98) and Richard C. Senelick!s Living with Stroke (NTC/Contemporary Books, 1999), both of which are less academic and more appropriate for many library patrons. A little dry, and not very cohesive because the chapters were written by different staff members, Managing Stroke is nevertheless a valuable resource for patients and families. Recommended for hospital and consumer health libraries."Elizabeth Williams, Houston Acad. of Medicine$Texas Medical Ctr. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.