Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, 2nd Edition
Oxford University Press
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Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
Since the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, 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 new edition has been fully updated in line with these developments, so as to provide clear information for readers on practical steps that may be taken to actively engage with people who have learning disabilities, and to enable effective care in which they are involved as much as possible with decisions that affect them.
It 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 and clinical experts in the field to provide a practical and holistic approach
- Clear, concise topics allow quick access to targeted information on all aspects of intellectual and learning disability nursing
- Greater emphasis on treating older children and teenagers those with complex care needs for long periods of time, and mental health issues
- Concise enough for daily use without sacrificing detailed, patient-centred, evidence-based advice
New to this edition:
- New content reflects the increasing focus on the lifelong support of older people with intellectual and learning disabilities, and mental health issues
- Features an additional chapter on independent regulators of care quality, to supplement the overview of policy and legislative differences between constituent countries in the UK and Ireland
- Includes a fully revised chapter on practice resources
- Fully updated to incorporate legislative and practice developments, including new interventions such as Positive Behaviour Support
- Brings all recommendations in line with current guidelines
Readership: Students, community and hospital-based nurses, and all those who work with people with intellectual disabilities as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Editors: Owen Barr and Bob Gates