Description

This book is a comprehensive review of the motor vehicle collision (MVC) experience and includes chapters relevant to the assessment and treatment of multiple consequences of MVC involvement, including medical, psychosocial, and legal difficulties. The book is designed to be accessible to both clinicians and researchers interested in the study of MVCs and in the management of MVC-related problems. The aim of this book is to capture the MVC experience from a multidisciplinary perspective, This book will serve as a necessary reference for physicians, rehabilitation specialists, allied medical professionals, psychologists, and lawyers.

Key Features

* Presents the complete chronology of an MVC from immediate aftermath to chronic disability * Details evidence-based assessment and treatment practices across disciplines * Addresses cultural factors that influence assessment and treatment of MVC sufferers

Readership

Clinicians and researchers interested in the study of motor vehicle collisions and in the management of related problems. Physicians, rehabilitation specialists, allied medical professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists and lawyers who have experience with motor vehicle collisions.

Table of Contents

Section I The Scope and Significance of Motor Vehicle Collisions 1. Introduction to Motor Vehicle Collisions: Medical, Psychosocial, and Legal Consequences Melanie P. Duckworth, Tony Iezzi, William T. O’Donohue 2. The Prevalence and Impact of Motor Vehicle Collisions Ted Miller 3. Predictors of Motor Vehicle Collisions Graham Hole Section II Managing the Immediate Motor Vehicle Collision Aftermath 4. Assessment of Acute Pain, Physical Injury, and Disability Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions Murray Girotti and Neil Parry 5. Treatment of Acute Pain, Physical Injury, and Disability Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions David B. Hoyt 6. Emergency Room Trauma: The Immediate Aftermath of Motor Vehicle Collisions Therese S. Richmond 7. Acute Stress Disorder Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions Richard A. Bryant Section III Managing the Consequences of Motor Vehicle Collisions in the Primary Care Setting 8. Normalizing Experiences of Acute Pain and Injury-Related Impairment Keith Sequeira 9. Normalizing Emotional Distress Michael Lewandowski 10. Managing Primary Care Costs: Medical and Psychological Cost-Offset William T. O’Donohue Section IV Chronic Physical and Psychological Consequences of Motor Vehicle Collisions 11. Assessment of Patients with Whiplash Associated Disorders Dennis Turk and James Robinson 12. Treatment of Chronic Pain Consequent to Motor Vehicle Collisions Robert J. Gatchel 13. Neuropathology and Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury Consequent to a Motor Vehicle Collisions H. Julia Hannay 14. Cognitive Impairment Consequent

Details

No. of pages:
592
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080560557
Print ISBN:
9780080450483

About the editors

Melanie Duckworth

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Tony Iezzi

Affiliations and Expertise

London Health Sciences Center, Ontario, Canada

William O'Donohue

William O'Donohue is the Nicholas Cummings Professor of Organized Behavioral Healthcare at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Philosophy. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters and co-edited more than 15 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Reviews

Motor Vehicle Collisions by Duckworth, Iezzi, and O’Donohue (2008) is an excellent book that deserves to be studied by all students and workers in the field, whether in psychology or a related mental health profession.
-Psychol. Inj. and Law (2009) 2:89–92