M4L6_Overview_prosthetic legs

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

Learning Activities

1.     Listen to:

Audio lecture

Click here for the PDF notes of the lecture.

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):

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