Learning Disabilities: Practice Issues in Health Settings

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Learning Disabilities raises issues which are of crucial importance to all health care professionals and students who work with people with a learning disability. The authors, senior nurse teachers and practitioners in the field, examine these issues, and the theoretical concepts underpinning them, from a practical perspective. They show how complex and interconnecting ideas such as consumerism and choice, control and empowerment, informed choice and professional power can be ...

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Overview

Learning Disabilities raises issues which are of crucial importance to all health care professionals and students who work with people with a learning disability. The authors, senior nurse teachers and practitioners in the field, examine these issues, and the theoretical concepts underpinning them, from a practical perspective. They show how complex and interconnecting ideas such as consumerism and choice, control and empowerment, informed choice and professional power can be applied with real understanding. Learning Disabilities includes
* introductions and explanations of key concepts
* practical guidelines for care delivery
* detailed case studies
* useful summaries of key points

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415100472
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/15/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Introduction 1
1 Services for people with a learning disability 5
2 Levels of intervention 35
3 Ethical issues 61
4 Informed choice: from theory to practice 87
5 Empowerment: issues, tensions and conflicts 111
6 Behavioural approaches 141
7 Psychotherapeutic interventions 168
Glossary 183
Name index 188
Subject index 191
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