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Learning Disability and other Intellectual Impairments: Meeting Needs Throughout Health Services

Louise Clark (Editor), Peter Griffiths (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-03471-2
256 pages
December 2008
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Learning Disability and other Intellectual Impairments is the first book of its kind to explore the similarities and parallels between the needs of people with various types of intellectual impairments as they encounter health services. It not only looks at the shared issues from a bio-psycho-social perspective, but also discusses the transferable skills that a practitioner can develop working across these groups. It identifies the key skills and knowledge that professionals need in order to work with intellectually impaired patients whether they are in the hospital or at home.

Rather than just focusing on people with learning disabilities, this text attempts to break down barriers and look at some of the issues associated with care and treatment of people who have intellectual impairment for a variety of reasons, including acquired brain injury, dementia and long-term mental health issues where cognition has been affected. Learning Disability and other Intellectual Impairments is suitable for health care practitioners at all levels who work with people who have intellectual impairments in their work and who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge to care for this neglected client group.
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Editors.

Contributors.

Foreword.

1 AN INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT (Louise L. Clark and Peter Griffiths).

2 MEETING THE HEALTH NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT (Steve Higgins and Mary O’Toole).

3 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION (Garry Diack and Howard Cohen).

4 PRIMARY CARE SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT (Louise Barriball, Allan Hicks, Howard Cohen and Liz Lewry).

5 TRANSITIONS IN THE AGEING POPULATION (Theresa Wiseman, Karen Lowton and Ian Noonan).

6 THE OLDER ADULT, INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT AND THE DEMENTIAS (Emma Ouldred and Catherine Bryant).

7 EMERGENCY AND URGENT HOSPITAL-BASED CARE (Ian Noonan and Karen Lowton).

8 ADMISSION TO ACUTE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (Mary O’Toole, Mike Reid and Rob Winterhalder).

9 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGICAL ISSUES (Rob Winterhalder).

10 CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR (Michael Kelly).

11 CONSENT AND CAPACITY (Alison Hobden and Simon Mills).

12 THE FUTURE OF SERVICES FOR INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT (Peter Griffi ths, Rob Winterhalder, Louise L. Clark and Allan Hicks).

Index.

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Louise L. Clark is Lecturer in Intellectual Impairment and Learning Disability in The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London.

Professor Peter Griffiths is Director of England's National Nursing Research Unit at King's College London. He is deputy editor of the International Journal of Nursing Studies and an associate editor of the journal Evidence Based Nursing

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  • Integrates academic and clinical literature
  • Aimed at generic healthcare, as well as learning disability, students and professionals
  • Contributors have a range of experiences in intellectual impairment, including nursing, pharmaceuticals, psychiatry and the theatre
  • Accessible approach suitable for students with no prior knowledge of learning disabilities
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