This lesson will explore the following topics:
This lesson is intended to introduce the student to the psychological and vocational issues that are encountered by individuals with amputations.
- Describe the vocational implications for individuals with upper extremity amputations
- Describe the vocational implications for individuals with lower extremity amputations
- Understand the psychological consequences for individuals with amputations
1. Listen to:
Life care planning considerations for the individual with an amputation are identified in this audio lecture. Dr. Weed addresses the potential complications that can arise from an amputation as well as the vocational and psychological issues encountered by the individual with an amputation. Cultural differences, recommended assessments, and resources are also presented.
2. Read (click links):
- “Psychosocial Factors”
- “Vocational Implications”
- “Vocational Handicaps and Rehabilitation for Upper Extremity Amputation”
- “Vocational Handicaps and Rehabilitation for Lower Extremity Amputation”
- “The Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation”
- “Pediatric Evaluations”
- “Educational and Vocational Development Options and Potential: No Work History”
- “Educational and Vocational Development Options and Potential: Limited Work History”