Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

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Planning and managing health care for individuals with autistic spectrum conditions presents a unique set of challenges, from dealing with communication difficulties and sensory overload to problems with physical examinations. This ground-breaking volume tackles all the issues that health professionals can meet on a day-to-day basis, as well as addressing ethical issues and more specific aspects of health care - autism and illnesses, pregnancy, mental health and promoting general health. Professionals in all ...

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Overview

Planning and managing health care for individuals with autistic spectrum conditions presents a unique set of challenges, from dealing with communication difficulties and sensory overload to problems with physical examinations. This ground-breaking volume tackles all the issues that health professionals can meet on a day-to-day basis, as well as addressing ethical issues and more specific aspects of health care - autism and illnesses, pregnancy, mental health and promoting general health. Professionals in all fields of health care, as well as individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers, will find this wide-ranging and informative book an essential reference tool.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029639
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/19/2004
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Introduction 11
1 How This Book Can Help 15
2 Consultation and Health Assessment 31
3 Going to Hospital 47
4 Treatment 77
5 Nursing Care Issues 85
6 Social Support 101
Afterword 107
App. 1 'Fast Facts' about the autism spectrum 109
App. 2: Key reading and resources 111
References 115
Subject Index 119
Author Index 127
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