Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

By: John Welch (author), Debra Fearns (author), Bob Gates (author)Paperback

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Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This visual, dynamic and user-friendly resource addresses the key principles underpinning contemporary learning disability nursing practice, relates them to key clinical practice issues, and explores them in the context of maintaining health and well-being. Exploring the full spectrum of care, this textbook addresses the needs of people with learning disabilities across the life span, from children through to adolescents and on to adults and older people. Aimed at nursing, health and social care students, as well as registered nurses, this is an invaluable resource for all those looking to consolidate and expand their knowledge, in order to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to people with learning disabilities. * The perfect revision and consolidation textbook * Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout * Includes expert contributions from learning disability academic staff as well as clinicians * Embraces both primary and secondary care perspectives * Supported by a companion website featuring case studies to further test your knowledge * Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for on the go study and revision

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About Author

Bob Gates is Professor of and Academic and Professional Lead for Learning Disabilities, University of Hertfordshire and Visiting Professor of Learning Disability, University of West London. He was Founding Editor and Editor in Chief of Journal of Intellectual Disabilities; Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Intellectual Disabilities; and is consultant editor to Learning Disability Practice magazine. He is Member of the British Institute of Learning Disability and the National Learning Disability Coalition. Debra Fearns is Senior Lecturer, Learning Disability Nursing, University of Hertfordshire. Jo Welch is Senior Lecturer, Learning Disability Nursing, University of Hertfordshire.

Contents

Contributors viii Preface xi How to use your revision guide xiii About the companion website xvii Part 1 Introduction to learning disability nursing 1 1 What is learning disability nursing? 2 2 Nursing and midwifery standards 4 3 The six Cs 6 4 The student nurse perspective 7 Part 2 Exploration of learning disability 9 5 What is a learning disability? 10 6 Causes of learning disability 12 7 Chromosomal disorders 14 8 Genetic disorders 16 9 Other causes of learning disability 18 Part 3 Childhood development 21 10 Screening and genetics 22 11 Developmental milestones 24 12 Common childhood diseases 26 13 Developing communication 28 14 Learning through play 30 15 Education 32 16 Screening for autistic spectrum conditions 34 17 Safeguarding children 36 Part 4 Adolescence 39 18 Puberty 40 19 Bullying 42 20 Child and adolescent mental health services 44 21 Transitions 46 Part 5 Adults with a learning disability 49 22 Working with adults with learning disability 50 23 Communicating with people with learning disability 52 24 Sensory impairment 54 25 Living with Autistic Spectrum Conditions 56 26 Epilepsy in adults with learning disability 58 27 Management of epilepsy 60 Part 6 People with a learning disability and additional mental health needs 63 28 Managing challenging behaviour 64 29 Mental health issues 66 30 Personality disorder 68 31 Offenders with a learning disability 70 Part 7 Vulnerable adults with a learning disability 73 32 Mental Capacity Act 74 33 Human rights 76 34 Equality Act 2010 78 35 Mental Health Act 80 36 Ethics, rights and responsibilities 82 Part 8 Biophysical aspects of learning disability nursing 85 37 Biophysical aspects of learning disabilities 86 38 Common health issues 88 39 The Health Action Plan 90 40 Pain assessment and recognition 92 41 Palliative and end-of-life care 94 42 Dementia in people with Down s syndrome 96 43 Sexual health issues 98 44 Postural care 100 Part 9 Older people with a learning disability 103 45 Older people with a learning disability 104 46 Dementia care 106 47 The Mental State Examination 108 Part 10 Medication 111 48 Antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs 112 49 Antiepileptic drugs 114 50 Nurse prescribing 116 51 Drug calculations 118 Part 11 The learning disability nurse 121 52 The community learning disability nurse 122 53 Healthcare facilitators 124 54 The health liaison nurse 126 55 The assessment and treatment learning disability nurse 128 56 The prison nurse 130 Part 12 Inclusion 133 57 Person centred planning 134 58 Employment 136 59 Housing and leisure 138 60 Ethnic minorities and learning disability 140 61 Parents with a learning disability 142 62 Family perspectives 144 63 A service user s perspective 146 64 Advocacy 148 65 Health passports 150 66 Hate crime 151 67 Sex and individuals with a learning disability 152 68 Spirituality 154 69 The twenty-first century: Networking for success 155 Further reading and resources 157 Index 161

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118506134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781118506134
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1118506138

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