Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective / Edition 1

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective / Edition 1

by Raghu Raghavan, Pradip R. Patel
     
 

Learning disabilities and mental health: a nursing perspective provides an evidence-based perspective on care of individuals with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Around 30% to 40% of people with learning disabilities will experience mental health disorders during their lives. Many learning disability nurses and a significant number of

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Overview

Learning disabilities and mental health: a nursing perspective provides an evidence-based perspective on care of individuals with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Around 30% to 40% of people with learning disabilities will experience mental health disorders during their lives. Many learning disability nurses and a significant number of mental health nurses are in daily contact with this group, and their complex needs are not often well understood.

  • Examines current theory and practice in supporting people with learning disabilities and additional mental health needs
  • Evaluates the learning disability nursing contribution to care
  • Identifies the key knowledge and skills required by learning disability and mental health nurses and other health care professionals
  • Addresses key issues in contemporary practice
  • Explores assessment of needs in order to provide needs-led services

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106153
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Turnbull.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Nature of Mental Health.

Learning Disability Nursing.

Intellectual Disability and Mental Health: The Facts and Fictions.

Identifying Needs and Wishes.

Assessment Methods.

Therapeutic Approaches.

Caring in a Secure Environment.

Caring in Community Settings.

Professional and Legal Issues.

Service Perspectives.

Appendix 1: Assessment Tools.

Appendix 2: Genetic Syndromes Related to Mental Health.

Index

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