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Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

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December 2011 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This reflective and evidence-based book will equip students as well as professionals who work with people with learning disabilities in primary, secondary and specialist healthcare settings, with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people with learning disabilities.

Chapters - written by leading academics and practitioners in the learning disabilities field - examine and discuss core issues, while a case-study approach ensures a solid grounding in practical skills. This practical element is further reinforced by the inclusion of service-user and practitioner 'voices', whose lived experiences make the book even more engaging, as well as a range of reflective exercises and regular opportunities for readers to self-audit their learning.

Reflecting the multi-professional nature of services for people with learning disabilities, this book will help practitioners and students make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities who access health and social care environments.

Social Policy Tensions: Empowerment and Vulnerability
The History and Context of Learning Disability: A Parent's Perspective
Enabling People with Learning Disabilities to Be Valued Citizens
Living with a Learning Disability
Enabling Families: A Model of Helping
Building Positive Relationships with People with Learning Disabilities
Promoting Effective Communication
Health and Well-Being
Epilepsy, Pain and End-of-Life Care: Health-Care Issues for People with Learning Disabilities
Meeting Some Specific Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities
Meeting the Mental-Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities
People with Learning Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System
Professional Practice

'This is a helpful, practical and sensitive book written in accessible style. If you are a health or social care practitioner aiming to include people with learning disabilities in your service provision, this book is a valuable new resource. It will gently challenge you to look at your own practice and show you positive ways in which to improve it' -
Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne (RGN, PhD)

Senior Research Fellow, St George's University of London Chair, Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities Network

'The best feature of the book is the examples used to consolidate learning. These will help students integrate theory with their experiences of working with people in practice environments.'-Mary Dearing, Univerisy of Hull

This book is an excellent introduction to disability studies for undergraduate students of health and social care

Ms Carmel Bracken
Department of Social Care, Limerick Institute of Technology
July 6, 2019

A book that will allow students to gain essential skills and knowledge.

Ms liz major
Early Years Department, West Herts College
June 16, 2016

very helpful when completing Diploma units about learning disabilties

Mrs Charlie Grieve
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
August 12, 2014

It is very important to know how to work and support people with Learning Disability with their health and social care needs. This book showing all the values and methods you can apply in such job.

Faculty of Media, Arts & Society, Southampton Solent University
December 27, 2013

An excellent book that covers many areas that are relevant to a variety of students in a range of subjects

Mrs Karen Burton
Please select your department, Neath Port Talbot College
November 21, 2013

Good sound info and advice

Mr Carl Chandra
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
April 15, 2013

A reasonable basic text with eclectic mix of topics. slightly lacking in critical perspective and depth. For example, putting together 3 major issues (epilepsy, pain control and end of life care) in one short chapter (9)means each are discussed very superficially and limited useful information can be gleaned from this chapter.

Mr Peter Zaagman
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Oxford Brookes University
January 18, 2013

This book contains some useful discussions of relevant subjects in learning disability practice. The key learning points and use of scenarios and reflective prompts is particularly helpful.

Mr Dan Redfearn
School of Nursing, Salford University
January 8, 2013

This book flags up both on-going and contemporary issues around service provision for people with learning difficulties. It provides room for debate and the reader with a set of themes which need to be engaged with and perhaps questioned. This book is well written which provides an ease of access to its material for the reader.

Dr Martin Partridge
Faculty of Health , Staffordshire University
October 29, 2012

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