Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

WORKING WITH ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES and suggested that they arrange a PCP meeting to explore Jennifer's wishes. Her parents reluctantly agreed. Prior to the meeting, the social worker and community nurse met with Jennifer to ...

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470033029

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Featuring 11 chapters, each one with a detailed glossary, Learning to Care for People with Learning Disabilities is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home. Chapters are re-divided into discrete sections reflecting contemporary Learning Disability nursing practice. References to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings are made throughout the book. Each chapter begins with key points and concludes with a summary of the significant points to reinforce learning.
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Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Each chapter opens with key points to enhance and encourage learning opportunities. Contributors to this book come from both clinical practice backgrounds and the academic world.

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 047001993X

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Featuring 11 chapters, each one with a detailed glossary, Learning to Care for People with Learning Disabilities is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home. Chapters are re-divided into discrete sections reflecting contemporary Learning Disability nursing practice. References to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings are made throughout the book. Each chapter begins with key points and concludes with a summary of the significant points to reinforce learning.
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General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Mental health problems: one in three people with a learning disability has problems with their mental health. 3. Being part of a disadvantaged group in society. People from disadvantaged groups have more illnessesandshorter lives than ...

Author: Lynn Hannon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144432926X

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities is a comprehensive resource for those health professionals in a general hospital setting who may come into contact with people with learning disabilities. The book explores the nature of learning disabilities and highlights specific healthcare needs. It takes the reader through all the key factors in the healthcare process, through pre-admission assessment, care planning, intervention and treatment, and liaison and discharge planning, while highlighting key healthcare needs at each stage. The Department of Health, the National Health Service Executive and Mencap have all reported that people with learning disabilities have increased health needs compared to the general population, yet these needs are often poorly met and people experience difficulties in accessing appropriate services. This is a timely and accessible resource for healthcare professionals in need of a general introduction to caring for people with a learning disability. Relevant to the care of both children and adults with a learning disability Use of case studies to illustrate examples of situations explored in the main text Focuses on key areas of communication, understanding behavior and the often difficult area of consent
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Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

In its reforms the NHS plan (DOH, 2000) sought to redesign health services responding to individual needs and transforming health care. The needs of people with learning disabilities vary greatly, from those having mild learning ...

Author: Jo Corbett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470035276

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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Choice and equity of access to primary and secondary health care services is a priority within all aspects of the NHS, however it must be recognised that for some people access to health care can pose difficulties. For various reasons people with learning disabilities can present a range of challenges for the people around them, during times of ill health any difficulties will become ever more apparent. For the health professional working in mainstream primary and secondary care settings, these challenges can be difficult to overcome when attempting to identify health needs and deliver holistic care that is responsive to their individual needs. Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals provides clear information that will assist mainstream health care providers in gaining greater understanding of people with learning disabilities and managing their health needs. Each chapter gives the reader information and guidance on dealing with a variety of situations found in health care settings. Examples of good practice are explained using case examples and experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers. The book describes what is expected from the various health care teams and offers solutions to potential challenges and barriers they may be faced with. It includes information regarding specialist support services that can offer assistance to the individual and to the mainstream staff teams, while ideas are also offered on how to present information in a format people who have communication difficulties can understand. The evidence base for Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals has been drawn from extensive research, personal experience, policy guidance, as well as some of the current legislation that is applicable to this diverse group of people. The information shared will prove useful for those working in health settings as well as those undertaking studies in health care.
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Palliative Care for Care Homes

Palliative Care for Care Homes

The provision of specialist palliative care for patients who are affected by varying degrees of learning disability is generally increasing. The improved life expectancy of people with a learning disability means that they are more ...

Author: Christine Reddall

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846192487

Category: Medical

Page: 167

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Care home workers increasingly work with people nearing the end of their lives, including people with medically complex conditions. However, many do not have a medical background and find that practical advice on how to address these people's very specific needs is scarce. In this book, Christine Reddall draws on almost four decades of nursing experience to create a clear and easy-to-read handbook primarily for workers caring for the dying in care homes, but which will also be of interest to family members caring for relatives with life-threatening conditions.'This is a resource book to provide information on palliative care. It is designed primarily to help carers who work in care homes of all categories. To my knowledge, this is the first book written solely for carers working in care homes that addresses the issues of caring for someone with palliative care needs. However, people with whom I have spoken to about this book, or who have read parts of it, have all said that it would also be a helpful resource to non-professional family carers who care for a family member in their own home. The style of this book is designed to be readable by all levels of carers, and I have endeavoured to keep the language and text as 'non-medical' as possible. I have tried to put myself in the shoes of carers, especially those without medical training, and think of what they want to know when caring for someone with a life threatening illness'
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Learning Disability Nursing

Learning Disability Nursing

How and where people die affects the quality of experiences and satisfaction with the process of dying. For people with life-limiting illnesses, including people with learning disabilities, good endof-life care and palliative care are ...

Author: Bob Gates

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482215595

Category: Medical

Page: 299

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Learning Disability Nursing: Modern Day Practice provides a solid foundation that allows health care practitioners to care for and/or support people with learning disabilities in a range of health and social care settings and scenarios. The book addresses learning disability nursing from various perspectives, including history and modern-day practi
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Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

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 ...

Author: Eric Broussine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446292280

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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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.
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Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings.

Author: David Perry

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849051316

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
Categories: Education

Beaumanor House

Beaumanor House

Author: Leicestershire (England). Social Services Department

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ISBN: OCLC:315316365

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Foundation Studies for Caring

Foundation Studies for Caring

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities: www.learningdisabilities.org.uk A range of assessment tools ... Mathews, D. (1996) The OK' Health Check for Assessing and Planning Health Care Needs of People with Learning Disabilities, ...

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Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

People with learning disabilities have difficulty accessing primary care. • Carers may not recognise health needs, or the presence of illness. • There is poor uptake by such people of screening programmes, e.g. cervical cytology.

Author: Louise Hammond

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857002252

Category: Education

Page: 176

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People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of physical and psychiatric illness than the population at large, but their health needs are often not adequately supported. This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It is designed to help the carers to better understand what the service users' health needs may be, how to recognise problems, and how to meet their needs. Chapter topics include physical health issues such as epilepsy, common health problems and diet and well-being; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety; and information related to common issues such as sleep and swallowing problems. The book also includes advice on screening programmes and health checks. Written in an accessible and straightforward style, this book will be an invaluable guide for anyone caring for someone with a learning disability, including social carers, health facilitators, community nurses and family carers.
Categories: Education

HC 973 Care Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour

HC 973   Care Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour

This was to cover the additional costs of increasing local service capacity, as more people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour were cared for in the community. However, only 27% of health and social care learning ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215085641

Category: Learning disabilities

Page: 22

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The Winterbourne View scandal in 2011 exposed the horrific abuse of people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour in a private mental health hospital. Concerns were also raised about a number of other institutions. As a result, the Government committed to discharging those individuals for whom it was appropriate back into their homes and communities. However, since then, too many children and adults have continued to go into mental health hospitals, and to stay there unnecessarily, because of the lack of community alternatives. The number of people with learning disabilities remaining in hospital has not fallen, and has remained broadly the same at around 3,200. It was refreshing that NHS England took responsibility for this lack of progress and has now committed to develop a closure programme for large NHS mental health hospitals, along with a transition plan for the people with learning disabilities within these hospitals, from 2016-17. Discharges from hospital are being delayed because funding does not follow the individual when they are discharged into the community. This acts as a financial disincentive for local commissioners who have to bear the costs and responsibility for planning and commissioning community services. Delaying discharge has the effect of institutionalising people, making their reintegration into the community more difficult. Some local authorities' reluctance to accept and fund individuals in the community will be exacerbated by current financial constraints. The Department should set out its proposals for 'dowry-type' payments from NHS England to meet the costs of supporting people discharged from hospital.
Categories: Learning disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

The impact of Valuing People on people with a learning disability.' Journal of Integrated Care 11, 2, 3–8. Department of Constitutional Affairs (2004) Summary of Mental Capacity Bill. www.dca.gov.uk/menincap/bill-summary.htm Department ...

Author: Steven Carnaby

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846421403

Category: Education

Page: 240

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'This excellent, informative and well presented, a book provides the reader with fourteen edited chapters covering an area of policy and practice that is quite specific but will inform anyone interested in the development of a service user participation ethos in adult social care. It is a book that is relevant to managers and practitioners, both as students and qualified professionals, as well as academics. Care management is now well established in the everyday practice of predominantly statutory organisations. This book revisits the principles of this method of assessing and planning the care needs of adult service users, and introduces Person Centred Planning (PCP) as a suitable method for ensuring that much of the empowerment rhetoric care management is actually realised.' - British Journal of Social Work 'Part of the attraction of this book is its strong practice component. This is applicable to the different professionals working with people with learning disabilities, in whatever their service configuration. For students, the book will also provide a good introduction to the impact of person centred planning and its connections to a long history of similar initiatives.' - Journal of Interprofessional Care 'This book is a stimulating and challenging read of those working in service development generally, as well as learning disability services. There is a potential broad care management readership that might also find this relevant and interesting.' - Journal of Interprofessional Care 'This is an important book. It brings together chapters by many of the foremost researchers and practitioners in person centred planning. The book contains many ideas for taking the PCP process to a higher level of sophistication to really underpin the future development of appropriate and effective services.' - Community Living 'This book will help social workers to reconnect with the core values of their profession and to challenge institutionalised policies and practices. It has proven to be a valuable teaching resource and whilst its focus is on people with learning disabilities, the principles of PCP that it raises are relevant to any service user group and social work arena. Highly recommended.' - Professional Social Work 'There are many important issues facing the care management system today in the light of person-centred planning and approaches, and you would be hard-pressed to find a better collection of insightful and radical thinkers in this area than those featured here. It asks hard questions, and challenges the professional to adopt more inclusive and accessible work practices. Wherever you work in the field of learning difficulties you should read this book carefully and aim to put "person-centeredness" at the core of your practice.' - Community Care 'You would be hard-pressed to find a better collection of insightful and radical thinkers in the area of care management. Wherever you work in the field of learning difficulties you should read this book carefully and seek to put "person centredness" at the core of your practice. The challenge for professionals, is making it a reality for individuals.' - Community Care This timely book provides a reflective analysis of person centred planning for people with learning disabilities, complementing policy initiatives that focus on individualised planning and service user involvement. Drawing on practical experience and research findings, the contributors explore policy and practice issues, including: * advocacy and empowerment * risk management and adult protection * inter-agency and inter-professional working * ethnicity and culture * de-institutionalisation. Vivid case studies illustrate best practice in person centred planning, and the authors offer a rich variety of ideas for increasing the participation, self-esteem and quality of life of people with learning disabilities. This practical and accessible text is an invaluable guide for policy makers, carers and social work managers, academics and students.
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Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Cambridge, P. (1999) 'Building care management competence in services for people with learning disabilities.' British Journal of Social Work 29, 393–415. Cambridge, P. and Carnaby, S. (eds) (2005) Person-Centred Planning and Care ...

Author: Chris Fyffe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846426170

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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'Thought-provoking, well-written, and offering a range of fresh and sometimes challenging perspectives, Planning and Support should be essential reading for people working in the field of learning disabilities. Highly recommended.' - Involve Magazine The authors outline the skills needed and common issues in case management practice across a range of people with different disabilities at different stages of their life. Emphasising the importance of taking a rights-based approach to supporting people with learning disabilities, the authors argue that effective case management needs to be individualised and carried out in partnership with the individual and their family in order to draw up a lifestyle plan that meets their many needs, including employment, education, vocational training, therapy and behaviour support. The book includes chapters on inter-agency and cross-sector negotiation and collaboration, balancing rights and protection, listening to individuals and families, communication, optimising health outcomes, approaches to behaviour support, ethical decision-making and reflective supervision, and the text is complemented by case studies throughout. An essential reference for practitioners, the book is also an invaluable guide for policy makers, researchers and students, nurses, carers, and people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Categories: Social Science

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities.

Author: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849052801

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counsellors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible.
Categories: Social Science

Nursing Practice

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care Ian Peate, Karen Wild. 209 Visit the companion website at www.wileynursingpractice.com where you can test. Department of Health (2001) Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century.

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119237488

Category: Medical

Page: 984

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The second edition of the successful and definitive nursing textbook, Nursing Practice is designed to support the student throughout the entire nursing degree. Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, it explores a range of clinical and professional issues that the student will need to know, in one complete and accessible volume. Thoroughly updated and with full-colour, high quality illustrations throughout, this new edition features an additional chapter on the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning. Nursing Practice provides invaluable information to enable not just student nurses, but also those who are qualified and members of the extended nursing family, to develop a deeper understanding of their patients’ needs and to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively.
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Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance

Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance

NICE ( 2012 ) The Epilepsies : The Diagnosis and Management of the Epilepsies in Adults and Children in Primary and Secondary Care . http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg137 [ Accessed May 2014 ) . Part 6 : People with learning disability ...

Author: Bob Gates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118506134

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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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 This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
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Fundamentals of Person Centred Healthcare Practice

Fundamentals of Person Centred Healthcare Practice

There are persistent and growing concerns about access to primary care, general hospital care and mental health care for people with learning disabilities. This is evidenced in the fact that the median age of death for men with learning ...

Author: Brendan McCormack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119533092

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Fundamentals of Person-Centred Healthcare Practice presents evidence-based perspectives on a broad range of approaches to person-centred practice in healthcare. Featuring contributions from internationally recognised experts in the field, this valuable textbook helps students and staff across healthcare disciplines understand the essential concepts of person-centred practice in various health-related contexts. Using the Person-centred Practice Framework—an innovative theoretical model based on more than two decades of research and practice—students develop a strong understanding of the different components of person-centredness, their connections and interactions, and how they can be implemented to promote positive healthcare experiences for care providers, service-users, and families. Recognising the dynamic and complex nature of person-centredness, the text emphasises the importance of a common language and a shared understanding of person-centred practice in all areas of healthcare, from hospital and social care systems, to mental health, learning disability, and rehabilitation services. This practical and insightful introduction to the subject: Provides engaging, student-friendly coverage of the central principles and practice of person-centredness within a multi-professional and interdisciplinary context Features cases and examples of person-centred practice in curricula worldwide Includes activities designed to support person-centred practitioner development Discusses the future of person-centred facilitation, learning and practice Offers real-world guidance on providing a holistic approach to developing person-centred relationships that facilitate meaningful connections with others Fundamentals of Person-Centred Healthcare Practice is an indispensable resource for nursing and allied health professionals, and an important reference work for educators, facilitators, supervisors and healthcare practitioners.
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