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Physical Disability by Mind Map: Physical Disability
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Physical Disability

Medics

Generally focus on symptoms and signs

They may notice loss of function

Not usually in the role of evaluating impact of loss of function

Make a fundamental assumption that symptom relief leads to improvement of function

Tend to focus on function of

Pain

Lung related

Shortness of breath

pain

risk of pneumothorax

Limb functions

Has to be referenced against accepted normal values for age, gender, race etc. 

Limitations

Movement

Weightbearing

Heart related

Physical pain or discomfort

Palpitations

Thrombotic

Shortness of breath

Sexual

Decreased libido

Erectile problems

Vaginismus

Nervous problems

Psychiatric

Remedial improvements

Physiotherapy

Pain relief

Alternative treatments

Pain relief?

How is potency of pain killer measured?  How does a potent pain killer work for an individual? How do you evaluate it?  All you have is the patients word?

Strong pain killers?

Weak pain killers?

Medication

What's a 'strong' dose?

Be careful with the numbers they may mean little.  Big numbers can mean poor compliance!!

What factors affect dose?