Multicultural Neurorehabilitation

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Multicultural Neurorehabilitation

SKU# 9780826115157

Clinical Principals for Rehabilitation Professionals

Author: Jay M. Uomoto PhD

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Much is known about the impact of multicultural diversity on health care delivery, yet there has been a paucity of information on its effects in regard to neurorehabilitation. This guide to rehabilitation practice for individuals who have suffered brain injury or disease emphasizes the importance of considering ethnicity and culture when designing and implementing effective treatment programs. The first book written on this topic, it is based on the premise that injuries affect not only the brain, but also a person who is a member of a particular ethnic or cultural group. The interpersonal context of a brain disorder affects not only how a trauma or injury is expressed, but also how the patient and family deal with medical professionals and how rehabilitation programs must be tailored to ensure effectiveness.

This resource includes contributions from prominent scientists and practitioners who bring to the book their expertise in neurorehabilitation with culturally diverse populations and settings. Chapters address diversity and the epidemiology of acquired brain injury, specific populations in the neurorehabilitation setting, the process of neurorehabilitation as it is affected by cultural variables, training in cultural competency, disability culture, military and veteran culture, and other special topics that range from indigenous healers to spirituality and religious diversity. With its scholarly yet practical orientation, the book will be of value to clinicians, researchers, administrators, and policy makers in neurorehabilitation as they seek the in-depth understanding and sensitivity needed to ensure the best possible outcomes.


  • Presents essential information on designing and implementing rehabilitation programs that consider ethnicity and culture
  • Addresses the specifics of many different cultures and populations as they relate to neurorehabilitation
  • Includes such special topics as disability culture, military and veteran culture, spiritual and religious diversity, and much more

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 08, 2015
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826115157
  • EISBN 9780826115287

About The Author(s) 

Jay M. Uomoto, PhD, is a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist and the Training Director for the Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency Program at the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 22—Rehabilitation Psychology, and he is Certified in Health Care Ethics. Prior to his current position, Dr. Uomoto served in the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office as the National Mental Health Director for Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Collaboration and was a Deputy Director for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. He also served on the faculty of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington and Emory University, in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University, and in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Table of Contents 



Foreword Stanley Sue, PhD


Part I: Diversity and the Wider Context of Multicultural Neurorehabilitation

1 Neuroepidemiology and Racial Disparities in Neurorehabilitation Care

Jay M. Uomoto and Jennifer Loughlin

2 Working With People With Disabilities Within a Multiculturalism Framework

Eun-Jeong Lee and Nicole Ditchman

Part II: Multicultural Issues in the Neurorehabilitation Setting

3 Cultural Variables and the Process of Neuropsychological Assessment in the Neurorehabilitation Setting After Brain Injury

Anthony H. Lequerica and Ivan Panyavin

4 Language, Ethnicity, Culture, and the Neurorehabilitation Patient Experience

Aida Saldivar, Fernando Gonzalez, Marlene Vega, and Charlotte Sykora

5 Layers of Culture: Its Influence in a Milieu-Oriented Holistic Neurorehabilitation Setting

Kavitha R. Perumparaichallai and Pamela S. Klonoff

6 The Effects of Acculturation on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of Ethnically Diverse Persons

Janet P. Niemeier, Joseph Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, and Shawn O. Utsey

Part III: Special Topics in Multicultural Neurorehabilitation

7 Disability Culture: An Ethics Perspective

Thomas R. Kerkhoff and Stephanie L. Hanson

8 The Effective Use of Certified Medical Interpreters in the Neurorehabilitation Setting

Julie Alberty and Jay M. Uomoto

9 Rehabilitation in Military and Veteran Populations: The Impact of Military Culture

Alison N. Cernich, Heather G. Belanger, Michael Pramuka, and William L. Brim

10 Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions in the Neurorehabilitation Setting

Fred Loya and Jay M. Uomoto

11 Spirituality, Religiousness, and Culture in Neurorehabilitation

Vicky T. Lomay and Brick Johnstone

12 On New Directions to Advance the Field of Multicultural Neurorehabilitation

Jay M. Uomoto