General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Lynn Hannon,Julie Clift

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444329261

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 9852

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities is a comprehensive resource for those health professionals in a general hospital setting who may come into contact with people with learning disabilities. The book explores the nature of learning disabilities and highlights specific healthcare needs. It takes the reader through all the key factors in the healthcare process, through pre-admission assessment, care planning, intervention and treatment, and liaison and discharge planning, while highlighting key healthcare needs at each stage. The Department of Health, the National Health Service Executive and Mencap have all reported that people with learning disabilities have increased health needs compared to the general population, yet these needs are often poorly met and people experience difficulties in accessing appropriate services. This is a timely and accessible resource for healthcare professionals in need of a general introduction to caring for people with a learning disability. Relevant to the care of both children and adults with a learning disability Use of case studies to illustrate examples of situations explored in the main text Focuses on key areas of communication, understanding behavior and the often difficult area of consent

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Ian Peate,Debra Fearns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470033029

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 7794

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.

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care

Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496795

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 7779

Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Health Professionals

Author: Jo Corbett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470035277

Category: Medical

Page: 148

View: 5534

Choice and equity of access to primary and secondary health care services is a priority within all aspects of the NHS, however it must be recognised that for some people access to health care can pose difficulties. For various reasons people with learning disabilities can present a range of challenges for the people around them, during times of ill health any difficulties will become ever more apparent. For the health professional working in mainstream primary and secondary care settings, these challenges can be difficult to overcome when attempting to identify health needs and deliver holistic care that is responsive to their individual needs. Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals provides clear information that will assist mainstream health care providers in gaining greater understanding of people with learning disabilities and managing their health needs. Each chapter gives the reader information and guidance on dealing with a variety of situations found in health care settings. Examples of good practice are explained using case examples and experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers. The book describes what is expected from the various health care teams and offers solutions to potential challenges and barriers they may be faced with. It includes information regarding specialist support services that can offer assistance to the individual and to the mainstream staff teams, while ideas are also offered on how to present information in a format people who have communication difficulties can understand. The evidence base for Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals has been drawn from extensive research, personal experience, policy guidance, as well as some of the current legislation that is applicable to this diverse group of people. The information shared will prove useful for those working in health settings as well as those undertaking studies in health care.

Learning Disabilities - E-Book

Towards Inclusion

Author: Helen Atherton,Debbie Crickmore

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047015

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 7865

Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 3394

Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Services for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Nigel Malin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134857748

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 8186

Services for People with Learning Disabilities provides a broad review of available services for people with learning disabilities. It describes the present network of services and explains the NHS and Community Care Act (1990) in terminoloy accessible to health care professionals and others engaged in this area. It looks in detail at the concepts underpinning new legislation, including care-management and assessment, quality and inspection, and inter-agency planning, and it supplies up-to-date information on current topics such as advocacy and empowerment, and recreation and leisure. An invaluable resource for all practitioners in health and community care, Services for People with Learning Disabilities will also give professionals and carers a much greater understanding of the changes and improvements that are still needed.

Practical Care Planning for Personalised Mental Health Care

Author: Marjorie Lloyd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246273

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 9359

This book will be the most accessible and practical book on the market and offers a practical guide to mental health care planning.

Palliative Care für Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung

Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven für die Begleitung am Lebensende

Author: Ramona Bruhn,Benjamin Straßer

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170259024

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 3939

Die Zahl älterer Menschen mit einer geistigen Behinderung steigt stark an. Behindertenhilfe, Palliative Care und Hospizarbeit sind mit neuen Anforderungen konfrontiert, die bislang nicht umfassend aufgegriffen wurden. Dieses praxisorientierte Fachbuch gibt aus interprofessioneller Perspektive Anregungen für die Weiterentwicklung einer Palliative Care für Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung. Im Fokus stehen dabei die medizinisch-pflegerische Betreuung, die psychosoziale und seelsorgerliche Begleitung und der Umgang mit schwerer Krankheit, Sterben, Tod und Trauer.

Nursing Older People

Issues and Innovations

Author: Rhonda Nay,Sally Garratt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578984

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 321

This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 6971

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Planning For Life

Involving Adults with Learning Disabilities in Service Planning

Author: Liam Concannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134265409

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

View: 7439

This book traces the development of services for people with disabilities and discusses how much things have really changed for today's 'service users' since the days of asylums. It also assesses whether the policy of involvement, such as that outlined in Valuing People, is achievable in practice or simply places unrealistic burdens on professionals and service users. Based on findings from original research and interviews, the author argues that involving people with learning disabilities in service planning is difficult to achieve successfully and is currently, to a large extent, tokenistic. This area of challenging practice and emotive debate is brought to life by the voices of service providers, carers and the service users themselves, and illustrates the realities of working with people with learning disabilities. Planning for Life is valuable and informative for students of social work, social care and social policy, and will be enlightening reading for those working with adults with learning disabilities, in policy and in practice.

Core Psychiatry E-Book

Author: Padraig Wright,Julian Stern,Michael Phelan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048585

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 9497

A new edition of a highly successful, award winning textbook for trainee psychiatrists, covering in one volume all the subjects required for the new MRCPsych and similar exams. Written in a highly engaging manner, it will also prove invaluable to qualified psychiatrists who need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, as well as clinical psychologists, general practitioners, psychiatric nurses and senior medical students Concise yet comprehensive, Core Psychiatry relfects the latest developments in the curriculum plus all that is new and essential in clinical practice and the sciences that underpin it. It includes new information on the new Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act as well as enhanced sections on psychopharmacology, old age psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and rehabilitation. The book also makes refernce to the latest NICE guidelines and includes new sections on sleep medicine and trauma psychiatry. New edition of a popular MRCPsych curriculum based text Previous edition ‘Highly Commended’ (Mental Health category) in the BMA Awards 2005 Contains useful summary boxes, lists and key points to make last minute learning easy Comprehensive and authoritative resource written by contributors to ensure complete accuracy and currency of specialist information Chapters prepared by specialists working in conjunction with trainees – content totally up-to-date and jointly written by authors who have recently been in the exam situation Contains the latest findings in sleep medicine and trauma psychiatry Expanded section on psychology – including social psychology – to reflect the latest MRCPych examination format Text updated in full to reflect the new Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act Relevant chapters now contain a ‘skills and competency’ section to reflect changes in MRCPsych curriculum Updating and amendments to improve coverage of old age psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and rehabilitation Contains reference to the latest NICE guidelines in boxes and tables Enhanced discussion of the use of the best current management options, both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic, the latter including CBT, DBT, EMDR and psychodynamic group, couple and family therapy.

Clinical Psychology and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Eric Emerson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470029722

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

View: 9890

Clinical Psychology & People with Intellectual Disabilities provides trainee and qualified clinical psychologists with the most up-to-date information and practical clinical skills for working with people with intellectual disabilities. Represents an invaluable training text for those planning to work with people with intellectual disabilities Includes coverage of key basic concepts, relevant clinical skills, and the most important areas of clinical practice All chapters have been fully updated with the latest evidence. New chapters cover working professionally, working with people with autism and addressing aspects of the wider social context within which people with learning disabilities live. Beneficial to related health and social care staff, including psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers

Improving services and support for people with dementia

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0102945616

Category: Medical

Page: 72

View: 1864

Dementia is a term for a range of progressive, terminal organic brain diseases, including Alzheimer's. Some 560,000 people in England are estimated to have dementia, with a steeply rising trend over the coming years. Some 476,000 people are unpaid carers of people with dementia. Direct costs to the NHS and social care are currently at least £3.3 billion a year, but the overall annual economic burden is estimated at £14.3 billion. This report examines what health and social care services are available for people with dementia and their unpaid carers in England and whether they are providing effective and good quality support. Until 2005 the Department of Health attached little priority to dementia, and progress was hampered by a lack of good quality data, by stigma, and by the low level of political and national focus on older people's mental health. The NAO conclude that services are not currently delivering value for money to taxpayers or people with dementia and their families. Whilst health and social care services are spending significantly on dementia, spending is late - too few people are being diagnosed or being diagnosed early enough. Early interventions that are known to be cost-effective, and which would improve quality of life, are not being made widely available. Services in the community, care homes and at the end of life are not delivering consistently or cost-effectively against the objective of supporting people to live independently as long as possible in the place of their choosing. The rapid ageing of the population means costs will rise and services are likely to become increasingly inconsistent and unsustainable without redesign. Recommendations cover: improving diagnosis and early intervention; improving management of services; gearing the system to respond to the major challenges of dementia in the future.

Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability

Strategies and Solutions

Author: Nick Bouras,Geraldine Holt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135147671

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 550

This book considers how mental health services have evolved over the past three decades to meet the needs of people with intellectual disability, focusing on the ways that theories and policies have been applied to clinical practice. Nick Bouras and Geraldine Holt both have extensive experience in developing and running mental health services and bring together international contributors all with longstanding expertise in the fields of mental health and intellectual disability. They present the current evidence based practice as how people with intellectual disability can be best cared for in clinical settings. The book embraces a foreword by Professor David Goldberg and is divided into three sections: development of specialist mental health services, clinical practice, and training as an integrated component of service delivery. Chapters cover topics including: the association between psychopathology and intellectual disability international perspectives neuroimaging and genetic syndromes training professionals, families and support workers. Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability provides an overview of the many improvements that have been made in services for people with intellectual disability, as well as examining the shortcomings of the services provided. It offers strategies and solutions for the wide array of interdisciplinary professionals who want to develop the range of resources on offer for people with intellectual disability.

Understanding and Promoting Access for People with Learning Difficulties

Seeing the Opportunities and Challenges of Risk

Author: Jane Seale,Melanie Nind

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135210640

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6800

The issue of access is at the forefront of the practical challenges facing people with learning difficulties and people working with or supporting them. This engaging text brings together evidence, narratives and discussions that question and advance our understanding of the concept of access for people with learning difficulties. Seale and Nind draw on their expertise to analyse a wide range of situations, including access to public spaces, citizenship education, community participation, and employment. Through a series of related chapters, key researchers in the field of inclusion and learning difficulties enrich the access debate by: considering what kind of access people with learning difficulties want; identifying effective practice in relation to facilitating and promoting access; revealing the capability of people with learning difficulties to seek and achieve access to potentially exclusionary communities; providing a space for a wide range of people to share access stories. With contributions from a variety of stakeholders including people with learning difficulties, Understanding and Promoting Access for People with Learning Difficulties clarifies the concept of access without over-simplifying what is involved. Through rigorous critique, this book provides a unique rationale for a new multi-dimensional model of access and ways of promoting it. Proposing a reconceptualisation of the risk associated with promoting access for people with learning difficulties, this book will be of immense interest to students, researchers and professionals involved in inclusion and disability issues.

Unexpected Gains

Psychotherapy with People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Lynda Miller,David Simpson

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 178049632X

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 6755

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a new development in the treatment of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, which traditionally has utilised behavioural management and limited counselling. The papers collected here have evolved from the work of the pioneering Learning Disabilities Service at the Tavistock Clinic, London, which is made up from specialised professionals from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychotherapy, adult psychotherapy and social work. The service mainly offers individual psychotherapy but also provides group work, parent work, family therapy and consultative work with professionals where necessary.This volume demonstrates the vast range of work undertaken by members of the service, covering treatment for children, adolescents and adults from the fields detailed above. It also contains an in-depth look at aspects of life in residential settings and at audit and research. Several central concepts reoccur: the theory of early trauma; the theory of "secondary handicap", a term coined by Valerie Sinason to describe the particular use a person makes of their handicap; and the sheer painfulness of having a learning disability to all concerned and the magnitude of defensive manoeuvres used by people to evade this reality.A major and worthwhile aim of the editors is to encourage an interest in training in psychotherapy with this patient group, an overlooked but rewarding field. This book will appeal to many for a variety of reasons. It is pertinent for those from any field who are already engaged in work with people with learning difficulties and will also be of interest not only to general practitioners and students of psychotherapy but also to non-specialists who are connected with the issues raised, such as carers, keyworkers, family members and friends.In this book, psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities is described in detail, with discussion about some of the technical issues which can arise in clinical work with this patient group. The book aims to be accessible to a wide range of readers, and includes chapters on group therapy in an educational setting, on research and on aspects of institutional care. It will be pertinent and useful to all practitioners and trainees in the fields of learning disabilities, child and adolescent mental health, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists.Contributors:Annie Baikie; Marta Cioeta; Louise Emanuel; Lydia Hartland-Rowe; Sally Hodges; Maria Kakogianni; Pauline Lee; Victoria Mattison; Lynda Miller; Sadegh Nashat; Nancy Pistrang; Elisa Reyes-Simpson; Nancy Sheppard; David Simpson; and Judith Usiskin.

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Author: Tom Dening,Alan Thomas

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191006750

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 8057

Broad in scope and with global appeal The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition is the definitive resource on old age psychiatry. It comprehensively provides the latest knowledge on the science and practice of treating later life mental disorders, focusing on the health and social issues that arise around ageing, dementia, co-morbidity, dependency, and the end of life in progressively ageing societies across the world. Published in previous incarnations as the much loved Psychiatry in the Elderly, this core resource for all old age psychiatrists, trainees, and other clinical professionals treating older people's mental health, has been fully revised, updated, and significantly expanded. Twelve months inclusive access to the online version, including the full text (which can be browsed by the contents list, index, or searched), links from references to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and the ability to download all figures and illustrations into PowerPoint ensures that it remains the leading text on old age psychiatry in the field. Maintaining the classic combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing style, and the provision of authoritative and up-to-date information from earlier editions, this highly respected volume covers the underpinning basic science, both the neurobiological and social varieties, clinical practice, and specific disorders, as well as providing information on psychiatric services for older people, and medico-legal and ethical issues that often present hard challenges for those treating older patients. Taking a global approach by highlighting both the common burdens and the differences in management from country to country and with a much expanded cast of contributors providing a truly international perspective, The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition includes information on all the latest improvements and changes in the field. New chapters are included to reflect the development of old age care; covering palliative care, the ethics of caring, and living and dying with dementia. Existing chapters have also been revised and updated throughout and additional information is included on brain stimulation therapies, memory clinics and services, and capacity, which now includes all mental capacity and decision making. Providing extensive coverage and written by experts the field, the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is an essential resource; no old age psychiatrist, trainee, or anyone working in the field of mental health care for older people should be without a copy on their bookshelf.

Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing

Author: Owen Barr,Bob Gates

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019878287X

Category:

Page: 656

View: 8484

This new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing has been fully updated, with a greater focus on older people with learning and intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, as well as bringing all recommendations in line with current guidelines. Since the first edition of this book was published, services for people with learning disabilities and their families have become more community-based, and the demography of the population of people with learning disabilities has changed to include many older people, and children and young adults with complex physical health needs. This handbook provides clear information for readers on practical steps that may be taken to actively engage with people who have learning disabilities, to enable effective care in which they are involved as much as possible with decisions that affect them. This book also covers differences in legislation and social policy across the constituent countries in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including changes that have been implemented since serious case reviews into institutional abuse. An emergencies section provides key information at critical times in practice. The chapter on practice resources has been fully revised to bring together the latest tools to support nurses, complete with links for easy access. Written by experienced practitioners who are recognised experts in their areas of speciality, the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing is an invaluable guide for students, community and hospital based nurses, and all those who work with people with intellectual disabilities as part of a multidisciplinary team.