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Překonávání obtíží po amputaci dolní končetiny
Overcoming difficulties after lower limb amputation

Author(s): Lubomír Brháček, Gabriela Birgusová, Miroslav Orel
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: trauma; lower limb amputation; prosthetic care; physiotherapy; coping; coping strategies; protective factors; comprehensive approach
Summary/Abstract: The publication deals with overcoming difficulties related to the loss of a lower limb. It provides an introduction to basic topics that are absolutely crucial for the life of a person with an amputation. In addition to the amputation itself, this mainly concerns subsequent prosthetic care, reimbursement mechanisms for prosthetic devices, physiotherapy and the psychology of coping with challenging life situations. In the second part of the book, an original psychological study based on qualitative methodology is presented, which maps the ways in which people cope with amputation. This research presents the approach of ten individuals who manage their extremely difficult situation admirably. Due to their indomitability and active attitude, these people can be a role model, and not only for people with a serious health problem. Individual chapters try to briefly understand the psychological and physical aspects of amputation. The source of information is mainly modern foreign publications and researches. Some parts also contain practical knowledge of experts dealing with a certain aspect of amputation directly in the Czech environment. For greater clarity, a number of photographs have been included in the book, which help bring the issue of amputations and current prosthetic options closer to you.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-80-244-6381-0
  • Page Count: 164
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Language: Czech