Caring for People with Learning DisabilitiesA guide for non-specialist nurses
By Chris Barber
Feb 2015 , 192 pp
Mar 2015 , 192 pp
an enjoyable, touching and inspirational read for all those involved in the lives of people with learning disabilities
Caring for People with Learning Disabilities is a concise introduction to the subject which covers all aspects of the care and support of the learning disabilities patient, for the non-specialist.
All people with learning disabilities are entitled to the same high standard of care as people who do not have a learning disability and to have their health and care needs met in full. The vast majority of student nurses, practising nurses and healthcare professionals are not learning disability specialists, but they still need to provide care for patients with learning disabilities, often for health needs that are not related to the persons disability.
The book covers a wide range of issues and aims to:
- Improve knowledge and understanding of what learning disability is and what it means to live with a learning disability.
- Provide practical advice and suggestions to improve the quality of care provided to people with learning disabilities.
Written in a jargon-free style, the book has numerous practical examples and case studies to help the reader frame the special requirements of the learning disabilities patient in the healthcare setting.
This book will help nurses and carers improve their understanding of learning disability and provide the high quality care to which people with learning disabilities are entitled.
2 What is learning disability?
3 People with profound and multiple learning disabilities
4 Legislation, strategies and reports for those with a learning disability
5 Medical care and support for those with a learning disability
6 Learning disability and consent to treatment
7 Learning disability and mental health
8 Learning disability and forensic care
9 Sexuality and people with a learning disability
10 Ageing and those with a learning disability
11 Dying, death and bereavement and people with a learning disability
12 Care and support for those who are informal care givers
13 Disability and carer discrimination
14 Learning disability and spirituality
15 The future and learning disability