Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Learning disabilities and mental health: a nursing perspective provides an evidence-based perspective on care of individuals with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Around 30% to 40% of people with learning disabilities will experience mental health disorders during their lives. Many learning disability nurses and a significant number of mental health nurses are in daily contact with this group, and their complex needs are not often well understood.
- Examines current theory and practice in supporting people with learning disabilities and additional mental health needs
- Evaluates the learning disability nursing contribution to care
- Identifies the key knowledge and skills required by learning disability and mental health nurses and other health care professionals
- Addresses key issues in contemporary practice
- Explores assessment of needs in order to provide needs-led services