Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care
- Eric Broussine - University of the West of England, UK
- Kim Scarborough - University of the West of England, UK
Nursing | Social Work & Social Policy (General)
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.
The chapters cover key issues in supporting people with learning disabilities, but it is the reflection points (dotted throughout the chapters) which make the reader really consider the implications of what they have read. The reflection points will be the basis of many seminar discussions.
A thoughtful approach to issues. Helpful for understanding issues from a multi professional perspective.
Excellent case studies to assist in applyiong theories and contextualising strategeis
An excellent text in relation to Learning Disabilities in Health & Social Care. Clear sections that look at specific issues from a variety of view points. Easy to read, and with well supported information throughout.
This book offers comprehensive information for individuals working in this arena. The different chapters by different authors offer differing perspectives and students will find this useful.
This is a good second year text especially useful for students specialising in this area, this will be recommended in the Sept 2012 module specification
Excellent recommended reading book.
This is an interesting and up-to-date collection of articles on health and social care as it relates to people with learning disability.
The chapters are individually well structured, and chapter 11 (Campbell & Goodman) is especially well written.
I may recommend this book as supplementary reading to individual students, but I would not recommend it as a core text. Two main criticisms:
although the book is aimed at a UK readership, the focus is primarily on health and social care in England and Wales.
the individual chapters can be read as "stand alone" text, but for a book of this kind more thought is needed on linking the chapters and drawing conclusions overall.