Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs
January 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
The text presents a range of complex health needs that a practitioner may face, such as communication, nutrition, epilepsy, vision and mobility. Each practice-focused chapter provides clear definitions of the condition, with current evidence-based bestpractice supporting the intervention. Written by a team of professionals who have wide experience and interest in this subject area, this text will be invaluable for all those working with, and caring for those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Section 1 Assessing Complex Needs.
Chapter 1 Introduction (Jillian Pawlyn and Steven Carnaby).
Chapter 2 Quality of Life: People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Katja Petry and Bea Maes).
Chapter 3 Supporting a Person with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities to Maintain Their Health: A Parent Carer and Support Team Experience (Jan Roast, Katie Hickson and Sarah King).
Chapter 4 Making Sense of Communication (Karen Bunning).
Chapter 5 Promoting the Emotional Well-being of People with Profound and Multiple Intellectual Disabilities: A Holistic Approach through Intensive Interaction (Melanie Nind).
Chapter 6 Achieving and Maintaining Health (Jillian Pawlyn).
Chapter 7 Clinical Assessment of People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Steven Carnaby).
Section 2 Meeting Complex Needs.
Chapter 8 Mental Health Problems and People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Steven Carnaby).
Chapter 9 Epilepsy: Implications for People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Mary Codling and Nicky MacDonald).
Chapter 10 ‘Sight Is Might’: Vision and Vision Impairment in People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Gill Levy).
Chapter 11 Hearing and Aural Health (Laura Waite).
Chapter 12 Respiratory Health of People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Colin Wallis).
Chapter 13 Dental Care and Oral Health (Pauline Watt-Smith).
Chapter 14 Dysphagia and People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Hannah Crawford).
Chapter 15 Nutrition, Hydration and Weight (Sian Burton, Susan Cox and Sue M. Sandham).
Chapter 16 Continence (Jillian Pawlyn and Shirley Budd).
Chapter 17 Mobility, Posture and Comfort (Sarah Hill and Liz Goldsmith).
Chapter 18 Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Meeting Complex Needs through Complex Means (Steven Carnaby and Jillian Pawlyn).
Steven Carnaby is Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist at Westminster Learning Disability Partnership, and Honorary Lecturer in Learning Disability at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.
- Examines current theory and practice in supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and/or complex needs
- Identifies the key knowledge and skills required by learning disability nurses and other health care professionals
- Provides evidence-based best-practice guidelines about caring for people with PMLD
- Offers insights into parent carer and professional carer experiences
"An accessible text examining best practice for assessing and meeting the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities." (Viewpoint, November 2008)