Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

Author: Stacey Atkinson,Joanne Lay,Su McAnelly,Malcolm Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317818938

Category: Medical

Page: 580

View: 4931

Many practitioners within health and social care come into contact with people with intellectual disabilities and want to work in ways that are beneficial to them by making reasonable adjustments in order to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Yet the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities continues to be a neglected area, where unnecessary suffering and premature deaths continue to prevail. This text provides a comprehensive insight into intellectual disability healthcare. It is aimed at those who are training in the field of intellectual disability nursing and also untrained practitioners who work in both health and social care settings. Divided into five sections, it explores how a wide range of biological, health, psychological and social barriers impact upon people with learning disability, and includes: Six guiding principles used to adjust, plan and develop meaningful and accessible health and social services Assessment, screening and diagnosis of intellectual disability across the life course Addressing lifelong health needs Psychological and psychotherapeutic issues, including sexuality, behavioural and mental health needs, bereavement, and ethical concerns. The changing professional roles and models of meeting the needs of people with intellectual and learning disabilities. Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care provides a wide-ranging overview of what learning disability professionals’ roles are and provides insight into what health and social care practitioners might do to assist someone with intellectual disabilities when specific needs arise.

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

Author: Stacey Atkinson,Joanne Lay,Su McAnelly,Malcolm Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131781892X

Category: Medical

Page: 598

View: 7403

Many practitioners within health and social care come into contact with people with intellectual disabilities and want to work in ways that are beneficial to them by making reasonable adjustments in order to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Yet the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities continues to be a neglected area, where unnecessary suffering and premature deaths continue to prevail. This text provides a comprehensive insight into intellectual disability healthcare. It is aimed at those who are training in the field of intellectual disability nursing and also untrained practitioners who work in both health and social care settings. Divided into five sections, it explores how a wide range of biological, health, psychological and social barriers impact upon people with learning disability, and includes: Six guiding principles used to adjust, plan and develop meaningful and accessible health and social services Assessment, screening and diagnosis of intellectual disability across the life course Addressing lifelong health needs Psychological and psychotherapeutic issues, including sexuality, behavioural and mental health needs, bereavement, and ethical concerns. The changing professional roles and models of meeting the needs of people with intellectual and learning disabilities. Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care provides a wide-ranging overview of what learning disability professionals’ roles are and provides insight into what health and social care practitioners might do to assist someone with intellectual disabilities when specific needs arise.

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

Author: Stacey Atkinson,Joanne Lay,Malcolm Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273763871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 579

View: 8538

This text provides a comprehensive insight into intellectual disability healthcare. It is aimed at those who are training in the field of intellectual disability nursing and also untrained practitioners who work in both health and social care settings. Many within health and social carecome into contact with people with intellectual disabilities and want to work in ways that are beneficial to them by making reasonable adjustments in order to meet clients' needs and expectations. Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care provides an overview of what learning disability professionals' roles are within the complex topics covered and provides insight into what social care staff and allied health professionals might do to assist someone with intellectual disabilities when specific needs arise.

Care of the Adult with Intellectual Disability in Primary Care

Author: Peter Lindsay

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846194792

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 4212

Care of adults with intellectual disability in the UK has relocated from long-stay hospitals to small community homes and family placements. This has led to GPs' increasing responsibility for the care of a group with particularly high rates of morbidity and mortality. This key book is the first in the UK to describe and advise on the medical care of adults with intellectual disability in primary care and in the community. It is a practical handbook, written by clinicians with regular involvement in the care of adults with intellectual disability, and is based on current practice and international evidence bases. Numerous conditions - from autism spectrum disorders to Williams syndrome - are explored, the complex problems they can present examined, and the need to offer annual health checks and implement practices to comply with QOF requirements addressed. A glossary and a list of useful electronic resources is also included. The book's content reflects the RCGP curriculum, and the Curriculum Guardian has been responsible for much of the editing. It will be informative reading for GPs, practice nurses, GP registrars, medical students, district nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, as well as for the families and friends of adults with intellectual disability.

Health Inequalities and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Eric Emerson,Chris Hatton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521133149

Category: Medical

Page: 173

View: 4751

An authoritative, evidence-based overview of the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities and how to manage these needs appropriately.

Intellectual Disability: Social Approaches

Social Approaches

Author: Race, David

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033522136X

Category: Medical

Page: 262

View: 9540

Based on the author's own experience from over 30 years in the field, this thought-provoking book offers a comparative study of services for people with intellectual disabilities in 7 countries.

Participatory Research in Palliative Care

Actions and reflections

Author: Jo Hockley,Katherine Froggatt,Katharina Heimerl

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651990

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 3392

Participatory research is a relatively new method of researching practice especially within palliative care. It differs from other methodologies in that there is an expectation of action within the research process. The values that underpin participatory research are collaboration, empowerment, and reflection. In the current climate of collaboration and working with people in healthcare, participatory research methods are gaining increasing interest when there is a desire to bring about change. Organisational change is becoming an important focus as we look at ways of not only reducing costs but at the same time improving quality of care. While palliative care puts the patient and family at the centre, Participatory Research in Palliative Care discusses a new research methodology that puts practitioners at the heart of the research process as collaborators who work together with researchers to resolve problems in practice. Divided into three sections, it provides theoretical groundings of action research, a greater focus on exemplars from studies within palliative care, and discusses prominent issues when using such a methodology. All three sections are illustrated by an action research study undertaken by the author within a palliative care setting. Participatory Research in Palliative Care is written by international, multi-disciplinary authors who explore a collaborative approach to embark on research. It will appeal to health and social care professionals, academics undertaking research within palliative care, and the management of organisations where people with end of life care needs are cared for, including long-term care homes.

Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Author: Laurence Taggart,Wendy Cousins

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246958

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

View: 5940

This book offers a wide range of health and social care professionals, the knowledge and strategies to address key issues, enabling and empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to enjoy healthier lives.

Community Care and Inclusion for People with an Intellectual Disability

Author: Robin Jackson

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782503374

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4553

Community care is a concept which has shaped government policy, provision and practice for people with an intellectual disability for four decades. Standing in contrast to institutional care, which held sway for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, community care is often presented in simplistic ways which need to be challenged and re-balanced. The essays in this varied collection are multi-disclipinary, to bring the widest perspective to this controversial and elusive yet highly influential concept. They examine the barriers that people with an intellectual disability face, including access to housing, work, healthcare and online resources. They assess the practice of community care, and argue for far-reaching changes to care philosophy and the quality of services. They offer insightful comparative studies from around the world, including from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, China and Bhutan. Contributors include Robin Dunbar, Robert Cummins, Susan Balandin, Dan McKanan, Bryan Dague, Michael Kendrick, Simon Jarrett, Tho Na Vinh and many more. This book is for anyone with a professional or personal interest in the development of person-centred services for adult and children with an intellectual disability.

Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing

Author: Bob Gates,Owen Barr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199533229

Category: Medical

Page: 598

View: 4307

Intellectual disability nurses can be found working and supporting people in a variety of different care contexts. These include the healthcare system, social care and education, as well as the private sector (including voluntary and not for profit organizations). There are also many disciplines that support these areas where practitioners also work closely with people who have learning and intellectuial disabilities. The Oxford Handbook ofLearning and Intellectual Disability Nursing is a practical, easily accessible, informative and up-to-date quick reference guide for students and practitioners of intellectual disability nursing who require guidance on the specific nursing care needs of patients with a learning or intellectualdisability.

Intellectual Disability and Social Inclusion E-Book

A Critical Review

Author: Martin Richard Bollard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037850

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 9917

This book provides a unique insight into the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities trying to access mainstream health and social services and by the professionals who are trying to provide them. The combination of professional perspectives and viewpoints of people with learning disabilities themselves creates an authoritative explanation of why this group of people face the barriers they do. The contributors critique these barriers and also offer potential solutions to overcoming them. Personal reflections written by people with learning disablities on their experiences of accessing health and social care services Comprehensive coverage of policy in the four UK countries Comprehensive analysis by subject experts of practice in a range of areas, from acute health care through mental health to leisure and housing provision Accessible summaries at the end of each chapter including text for people with learning disablities

Learning Disabilities - E-Book

Towards Inclusion

Author: Helen Atherton,Debbie Crickmore

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047015

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 6996

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

Transition and Change in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: David May

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853028632

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 6265

This book presents the lives of people with intellectual disabilities as a series of transitions and offers us a view of the world that is as complex as any other. The contributors have extensive research experience in this field and provide a comprehensive review of their research, drawing out the implications for policy and practice.

The Wellness Book

The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress-Related Illness

Author: Herbert Benson,Eileen M. Stuart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671797506

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 493

View: 2100

Millions of readers are familiar with the work of Dr. Herbert Benson and the Mind/Body Medical Institute from his mega-bestselling book The Relaxation Response . With more than 5 million copies in print, it is a classic in the field of mind/body medicine. In The Wellness Book, Dr. Benson has created the definitive resource that shows readers how to maintain health and treat stress-related illnesses, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, Parkinson's Disease, infertility, insomnia, anxiety, symptoms of HIV and cancer, menopause, and more. The Wellness Book shows readers how to create and control their own well being. Use of the book, in combination with modern medical treatments, will aid in prevention and treatment of a number of illnesses and, according to USA TODAY, “legitimizes the mind/body connection in traditional medicine.”

Core Curriculum for Specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disability

A Resource for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Author: Wendy M. Nehring

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763747657

Category: Medical

Page: 442

View: 8831

Written by nationally known leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, Core Curriculum contains easy-to-read, comprehensive information on health concerns for persons of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Designed for classroom use and self-study, the text is presented in a straightforward outline format, with extensive resources and references throughout. The authors address the most important health issues affecting this population, and the subsequent management of these issues.

New Directions in Nursing Education, An Issue of Nursing Clinics - E-Book

Author: Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747289

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 2097

This issue of Nursing Clinics of North America, Guest Edited by Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, will focus on New Developments in Nursing Education: A Focus on Contemporary Content, Pedagogies, Deans, Trends, with article topics including: Game-based E-Learning; Incorporating Evidence-Based Care of Individuals with Developmental/Cognitive Disabilities into the Curriculum; Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate as Faculty Members; Clinical Nursing Education Evaluation and Re-Design; Transdisciplinary Simulation; New Dean of Nursing: Lessons Learned; Promoting a Healthy Workplace for Nursing Faculty; Nursing Education Trends; Learning from Business; Focusing Curricula on Primary Care, Health Promotion, and Public Health in Light of Health Care Reform; Genetics in the Nursing Curriculum; and A National Study of Doctoral Nursing Faculty.

Practice Leadership in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Nursing

Author: Mark Jukes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856425063

Category: Leadership

Page: 238

View: 3493

The book clearly locates where the challenges are not only in the present within mental health and learning disability nursing, but in terms of leadership and professional nurse imperatives for the future in support of, and working in partnership with service users and other stakeholders.

Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan

Author: I. Leslie Rubin,Joav Merrick,Donald E. Greydanus,Dilip R. Patel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319180967

Category: Medical

Page: 2307

View: 1405

This book provides a broad overview of quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on providing the reader a practical approach to dealing with the health and well-being of people with IDD in general terms as well as in dealing with specific conditions. In addition, it offers the reader a perspective from many different points of view in the health care delivery system as well as in different parts of the world. This is the 3rd , and much expanded edition, of a text that was first published in 1989 (Lea and Fibiger). The second edition was published in 2006 (Paul Brookes) and has been used as a formal required text in training programs for physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners as well as by administrators who are responsible for programs serving people with IDD. This book is considered the “Bible” in the field of health care for people with IDD since 1989 when the first edition came out.

Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities

In and Out of Institutions

Author: Kelley Johnson,Rannveig Traustadottir

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846421341

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 571

This international collection of personal and professional perspectives takes a fresh look at deinstitutionalization. It addresses the key steps towards deinstitutionalization as they have been experienced by people with intellectual disabilities: living inside total institutions, moving out, living in the community and moving on to new forms of both institutionalization and community life. Many of the chapters are contributions from people with intellectual disabilities. They are based on a life history approach and give a unique personal account of the lived experiences of institutional life and deinstitutionalization by the people who were subject to it. The life story of Tom Allen (19­12-1991) is interspersed throughout the book, providing a powerful testimony of the way institutions and deinstitutionalization have affected one individual over the course of almost a century. Researchers and practitioners will find this book an insightful and accessible reflection on deinstitutionalization, and a source of encouragement for improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry

A Practical Handbook

Author: Angela Hassiotis,Diana Andrea Barron,Ian Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118709853

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 5944

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the management of mental health problems in people with intellectual disabilities. A clear and user-friendly handbook, it will help busy healthcare professionals develop their understanding of the mental health problems of service users with intellectual disabilities. Most importantly, it will help them make an accurate diagnostic assessment and develop and implement an holistic, person-centred, evidence-based management plan. Topics covered include the classification of mental disorders in intellectual disability, the clinical assessment of specific disorders, psychological, psychopharmacological and social interventions, and the practical, legal, and social aspects of supporting service users with intellectual disability who have mental health problems.