Core Curriculum For Specializing In Intellectual And Developmental Disability: A Resource For Nurses And Other Health Care Professionals

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Written by nationally known leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, Core Curriculum contains easy-to-read, comprehensive information on health concerns for persons of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Designed for classroom use and self-study, the text is presented in a straightforward outline format, with extensive resources and references throughout. The authors address the most important health issues affecting this population, and the subsequent management of these issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763747657
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 1/17/2005
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 442
  • Sales rank: 1,532,677
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 History of nursing and health professionals in intellectual and developmental disabilities 3
Ch. 2 Definition of mental retardation/developmental disabilities 27
Ch. 3 Etiology of intellectual and developmental disabilities 33
Ch. 4 Epidemiology of intellectual and developmental disabilities 47
Ch. 5 Genetic concepts 57
Ch. 6 Roles and responsibilities of nurses and other health care professionals 83
Ch. 7 Health promotion 95
Ch. 8 Early intervention services for infants and their families 109
Ch. 9 Preschool and early childhood 123
Ch. 10 School-age and adolescence 137
Ch. 11 Transition to adulthood 151
Ch. 12 Adulthood 169
Ch. 13 Sexuality 183
Ch. 14 Older adults 207
Ch. 15 Seizure disorders 231
Ch. 16 Nutrition 259
Ch. 17 Eating and swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in adults and children 271
Ch. 18 Behavior management and mental health 291
Ch. 19 Psychopharmaceutical management of comorbid psychiatric diagnoses 305
Ch. 20 Case identification and case management 321
Ch. 21 Infection, infectious disease, and infection control 331
Ch. 22 Quality of life and outcomes management 349
Ch. 23 Oral health 361
Ch. 24 Family issues across the lifespan 381
Ch. 25 Cultural and ethnic issues 397
Ch. 26 Ethical and legal issues 409
Ch. 27 Economic and policy issues 423
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