There is a demographic trend for an increase in the numbers of people with severe and moderate learning disability over the forthcoming years and many adults are living longer and with increased health care needs in the areas of health surveillance, dementia care, primary care, and also mental health care. This trend is a challenge for health and social care workers/practitioners who have very little formal education and training in the adaption of their clinical skills to meet the needs of individuals with complex health needs. Learning Disabilitiy Nursing, Health and Social Care helps to inform on the safe and effective delivery of care for individuals with learning disabilities, of all ages.
Stacey Atkinson is a Senior Lecturer of Learning Disability Nursing and Field Leader for Learning Disability Nursing in the Department of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Joanne Lay is a Learning Disability Nurse currently working as a Nurse Lecturer in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, UK. Su McAnelly is a Registered Nurse for people with learning disabilities who now works in the Higher Education sector as a Director of Programmes at Northumbria University, UK. Malcolm Richardson is a Learning Disabilities Nurse and Principal Lecturer (Learning Disabilities) in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
IntroForwardSection One ? The 6 General PrinciplesChapter One ? Dignity and RespectChapter Two ? Accessible InformationChapter Three ? Equal AccessChapter Four ? Personal and Professional EducationChapter Five ? Adapting SkillsChapter Six ? Quality of Services Section Two ? Assessment, Screening and Diagnosis Chapter Seven ? Pre/Peri/Post Natal Assessment, Screening and Diagnosis Chapter Eight - Developmental Issues in Early Childhood Chapter Nine ? The Health Needs of Adolescence Chapter Ten ? Determining Health and Social Care in Adulthood Chapter Eleven ? Defining Old Age in the Learning Disabled Population Chapter Twelve ? Assessment in End of Life Care Section Three ? Lifelong Health Needs Chapter Thirteen ? EpilepsyChapter Fourteen ? Cerebral PalsyChapter Fifteen ? Autistic Spectrum DisorderChapter Sixteen ? Specific Health Needs and ConditionsChapter Seventeen ? Emotional IssuesChapter Eighteen ? Sensory Impairment Section Four ? Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Issues Chapter Nineteen ? SexualityChapter Twenty ? Challenging behaviourChapter Twenty One ? Mental Health Needs in the Learning Disabled PopulationChapter Twenty Two ? Offenders and the Criminal Justice SystemChapter Twenty Three ? Bereavement and LossChapter Twenty Four ? Ethics Section Five ? Changing Roles Chapter Twenty Five ? Inter-Professional WorkingChapter Twenty Six ? Changing Roles in Meeting the needs of the Learning DisabledChapter Twenty Seven ? Health PromotionChapter Twenty Eight ? The Public Health Agenda Chapter Twenty Nine ? Third Sector ServicesChapter Thirty ? Being Political