Neuropsychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443101069, 9780702032547

Neuropsychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

1st Edition

Authors: Chris Green
Paperback ISBN: 9780443101069
eBook ISBN: 9780702032547
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 6th September 2006
Page Count: 240

Description

Neuropsychology offers a broad introduction to neuropsychology, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, clinical assessment, and the behavioural sequelae associated with neurological disturbance. It provides understanding of the common neurological disorders and enables informed choices in care. Important insight into differential diagnosis is given, as well as help to extend and support the health care role through an introduction to basic bed-side assessment techniques and their interpretation. It provides knowledge to assist health professionals in empowering patients in their recovery or rehabilitation and is an essential workplace manual.

Key Features

  • Specifically targets nurses using their vocabulary and works from their perspective
  • Seeks to bridge the theory-practice gap and gives detailed clinical applications
  • Contains enough information to allow the reader to transfer skills learnt into the workplace, culminating in the possibility of carrying out simple bedside screen
  • Provides possible assessment and treatment approaches
  • A ‘one-stop' working resource book for this field
  • Covers a potentially complex subject in a logical and clinically relevant format

Table of Contents

Preface
1. What is neuropsychology?
2. Neuroanatomy
3. Functional Neuroanatomy
4. Neurological investigations
5. Emotional and psychological reactions
6. The neuropsychology of common disorders
7. Other disorders
8. Neurotoxicology
9. Recovery
10. Neuropsychological assessments
11. Initial assessment
Appendix i
Appendix ii
Glossary
Index

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702032547
Paperback ISBN:
9780443101069

About the Author

Chris Green

Affiliations and Expertise

Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychology Department, North Devon District Hospital, UK