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Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Ian Peate (Editor), Debra Fearns (Co-Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-01993-1
192 pages
October 2006
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Featuring 11 chapters, each one with a detailed glossary, Learning to Care for People with Learning Disabilities is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home. Chapters are re-divided into discrete sections reflecting contemporary Learning Disability nursing practice. References to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings are made throughout the book. Each chapter begins with key points and concludes with a summary of the significant points to reinforce learning.
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Table of Contents


About the Editors.

List of Contributors.



Chapter 1: Working with adults with a learning disability (Jackie Kelly).

Chapter 2: Communication and adults with learning disabilities (Alan Randle).

Chapter 3: The importance of managing behaviours which pose challenges (Costas Joannides).

Chapter 4: Protecting vulnerable adults with learning disabilities (Debra Fearns).

Chapter 5: Mental health issues and adults with learning disabilities (Paul Maloret).

Chapter 6: Epilepsy and adults with learning disability (Debra Fearns).

Chapter 7: Health promotion perspectives for adults with learning disabilities (Debra Fearns, Jackie Kelly, Paul Maloret, Malcolm McIver and Tracey-Jo Simpson).

Chapter 8: Bio-physical aspects of learning disability and Down’s syndrome (Frank Garvey and Jacky Vincent).

Chapter 9: Legislation and learning disabilities (Malcolm McIver).

Chapter 10: Parents with learning disabilities (April Hammond).


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Author Information

Ian Peate, Associate Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Herfordshire

Debra Fearnes, Senior Lecturer, Learning Disability Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Herfordshire.

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The Wiley Advantage

Provides student taking the learning disability strand of the BSc courses user-friendly and contemporary information, in relation to some of the key clinical practice issues that they may experience when caring for people with learning disabilities.
  • Specifically related to adults and adolescents with learning disabilities. The book addresses the needs of adults and adolescents with learning disabilities for student nurses.
  • Help students understand the fundamental aspects of clinical practice in order to provide safe and effective care to adults with learning disabilities in various situations.
  • Useful for the student being supervised from a distance.
  • Text is based on the principles of care that will encourage the student to grow and develop.
  • Practice-based handbook or manual with a sound evidence base.
  • Helps the student develop a questioning approach to care.
  • Written in an accessible, user-friendly manner that results in students developing a greater insight into the complexities associated with nursing practice.
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