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Reference--Krotoski, Nosek, Turk, 1997

Women with Physical Disabilities: Achieving and Maintaining Health and Well Being

Krotoski DM, Nosek MA, Turk MA. Women with Physical Disabilities: Achieving and Maintaining Health and well-being. Baltimore:,1997. Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co.

Abstract

The advances and changes in the field of physical and mental health have virtually overlooked the concerns and interest of women with physical disabilities. Indeed, the notion of women's health in the context of physical disabilities has not yet been explored. Now Women with Physical Disabilities: Achieving and Maintaining Health and Well-Being provides a candid and forthright examination of these issues. With contributions from widely known and well respected researchers, this progressive resource addresses a broad range of issues relevant to women with physical disabilities, including sexuality and reproduction...love, marriage, and relationships...bowel and bladder management...stress...and physical fitness. Thought provoking chapters, many by women with disabilities, relay the need for accurate and up-to-date information on the mental and physical health of young girls and women with disabilities. You'll read personal accounts of insensitive treatment and emotional and physical abuse experienced by women with disabilities. You'll learn about state-of-the-art practices in physical and mental health, and you'll identify areas of clinical practice that need improvement. Building on current interest in women's health, this book provides important insight into what will be needed in the future and will guide you as new policies evolve.

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