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A Woman's Guide to Coping with Disability.

This publication addresses the special needs of women with disabilities and chronic conditions, such as social relationships, sexual functioning, pregnancy, childrearing, caregiving, and employment. Special attention is paid to ways in which women can advocate for their rights with the health-care and rehabilitation systems. Written for women of all ages, the book has chapters on the disabilities that are most prevalent in women or likely to affect the roles and physical functions unique to women. Included are arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, lupus, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, and spinal cord injury. Each chapter features information about the condition, service providers, and psychological aspects, as well as descriptions of organizations, publications and tapes, and special assistive devices.

For a complete list of publications, contact Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford Street, Suite l9A, Lexington, MA 02173. Telephone (617) 862-6455; FAX (617) 861-7517. Resources for Rehabilitation is a nonprofit organization that provides training and information to the public and to professionals who serve individuals with disabilities.
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Publication:American Rehabilitation
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 22, 1994
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