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Physical disability and chronic illness

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  1. Growing Up with a Chronic Disease

    Growing Up with a Chronic Disease

    The Impact on Children and Their Families

    Christine Eiser

    This book, drawing on theoretical and practical sources, acknowledges the potential for distress involved in caring for a sick child but also emphasizes the coping resources and skills that can be, and frequently are, adopted by families. Learn More
    1993, Paperback / softback, 0.04in x 0.04in / 1mm x 1mm, 240pp, $39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-168-8
  2. Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

    Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

    Edited by Michael Oliver

    This book redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision. Learn More
    1994, 208pp
  3. Deafness and Mental Health

    Deafness and Mental Health

    John C Denmark

    This practical book, by one of the world's leading psychiatrists in work with deaf people, outlines the nature of the different kinds of deafness and covers both clinical and service aspects of working with deaf people. It is written for professionals in the mental health field also for all those who work in contact with deaf children and adults. Learn More
    1994, 204pp
  4. Deaf Transitions

    Deaf Transitions

    Images and Origins of Deaf Families, Deaf Communities and Deaf Identities

    Mairian Corker

    This book is a fascinating exploration of how deaf people place themselves in the contexts of both family and community, and forge their own identities. Corker lets her subjects speak for themselves through original writings and interviews, drawing from a cross-section of deaf society which spans gender, race, culture and sexual orientation. Learn More
    1996, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.14in / 231mm x 156mm, 223pp, $39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-326-2
  5. The Accessible Games Book

    The Accessible Games Book

    Katie Marl

    This book contains games for mixed groups including people with auditory or visual impairments, those in wheelchairs, and those with multiple disabilities. The games can also be used as a means of improving disability awareness among the non-disabled, and have been used successfully with groups of people of all abilities and ages. Learn More
    1999, 112pp
  6. Living with Brain Injury

    Living with Brain Injury

    Philip L. Fairclough

    The book describes a potted history of Phillip's journey, and mainly focuses on the practical aspects of brain injury, rehabilitation, returning home and to work. If you have little or no knowledge of brain injury then this book is a good starting point, both for the brain injured person or their family/friends. Learn More
    2002, 176pp
  7. Choosing Assistive Devices

    Choosing Assistive Devices

    A Guide for Users and Professionals

    Helen Pain, Lindsay McLellan and Sally Gore

    Bringing together information about the needs of people with disabilities and the equipment available, this guide shows how the two can be brought together to provide an effective match of person and product. The authors have reviewed the available evidence that informs choice of the most appropriate assistive device to meet individual need. Learn More
    2002, 384pp
  8. Cracked

    Cracked

    Recovering After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Lynsey Calderwood

    At the age of 14, Lynsey Calderwood suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her physically unmarked but destroyed her memory. Thrust back into an apparently nonsensical world of which she had no recollection; Lynsey spiralled downwards into depression and eating disorders as she became socially ostracized. Learn More
    2002, 224pp
  9. The Views and Experiences of Disabled Children and Their Siblings

    The Views and Experiences of Disabled Children and Their Siblings

    A Positive Outlook

    Clare Connors and Kirsten Stalker

    Drawing on one-to-one conversations with disabled children and follow-up interviews with their families, this volume takes an in-depth look at the effects of disability on disabled children. Informed by the social model of disability, the authors identify and draw out the implications of their findings for social work and health services. Learn More
    2002, 192pp
  10. Career Success of Disabled High-flyers

    Career Success of Disabled High-flyers

    Sonali Shah

    Drawing on case studies of 31 disabled adults, this book suggests that individual traits and patterns of behaviour are key factors in career success, and shows that it is often society rather than impairment that hinders professional progression. It will provide role models and valuable insights for young career-minded disabled people. Learn More
    2005, 208pp

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