Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

by Jillian Pawlyn
     
 

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are among the most marginalised people in society. They have some of the highest support needs and are most reliant on services. This accessible text presents and promotes current best practice regarding interventions to meet the complex health needs of a person with profound & multiple

Overview

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are among the most marginalised people in society. They have some of the highest support needs and are most reliant on services. This accessible text presents and promotes current best practice regarding interventions to meet the complex health needs of a person with profound & multiple learning disabilities. Practical in focus, this text provides evidence-based guidance on meeting the complex needs of a person with PMLD.

The text presents a range of complex health needs that a practitioner may face, such as communication, nutrition, epilepsy, vision and mobility. Each practice-focused chapter provides clear definitions of the condition, with current evidence-based best-practice supporting the intervention.

Written by a team of professionals who have wide experience and interest in this subject area, this text will be invaluable for all those working with, and caring for those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book is essential reading for learning disability nurses at any level.... A book that is crammed with both practical information and stimulating theory." (Learning Disability Practice, April 2009)

"An accessible text examining best practice for assessing and meeting the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities." (Viewpoint, November 2008)

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Reviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC(Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive book provides the information necessary to help healthcare workers effectively care for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. It focuses on recent advances in the care of these patients, but also clearly identifies the barriers that continue to exist.
Purpose: The purpose is to encourage all healthcare providers caring for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities to strive for good health for their patients, both physical and mental. The authors focus on the concepts of engagement and the holistic approach for addressing the needs of these patients and their care providers. They do an excellent job of meeting these objectives.
Audience: This is a valuable resource for all healthcare practitioners that provide care for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. This book will be an extremely useful resource for novice to the experienced practitioner. The authors have extensive experience in this area of practice.
Features: This very comprehensive book covers not only the assessment of complex needs but also the delivery of care with complex needs. The references at the end of each chapter are up to date. The index is user friendly. Each chapter is specifically focused on one issue and is easy to follow with clear subheadings. The book includes many excellent pictures, diagrams and tables.
Assessment: This excellent book provides much needed information that will improve care for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. This is a wonderful book that will be a valuable addition to a practitioner's library. The focus on engagement and holistic care provides practitioners with a foundation for helping patients and their families in maximizing the quality of life.
Reviewer:Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP(Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description:This comprehensive book provides the information necessary to help healthcare workers effectively care for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. It focuses on recent advances in the care of these patients, but also clearly identifies the barriers that continue to exist.
Purpose:The purpose is to encourage all healthcare providers caring for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities to strive for good health for their patients, both physical and mental. The authors focus on the concepts of engagement and the holistic approach for addressing the needs of these patients and their care providers. They do an excellent job of meeting these objectives.
Audience:This is a valuable resource for all healthcare practitioners that provide care for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. This book will be an extremely useful resource for novice to the experienced practitioner. The authors have extensive experience in this area of practice.
Features:This very comprehensive book covers not only the assessment of complex needs but also the delivery of care with complex needs. The references at the end of each chapter are up to date. The index is user friendly. Each chapter is specifically focused on one issue and is easy to follow with clear subheadings. The book includes many excellent pictures, diagrams and tables.
Assessment:This excellent book provides much needed information that will improve care for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. This is a wonderful book that will be a valuable addition to a practitioner's library. The focus on engagement and holistic care provides practitioners with a foundation for helping patients and their families in maximizing the quality of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405151702
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"The book is essential reading for learning disability nurses at any level.... A book that is crammed with both practical information and stimulating theory." (Learning Disability Practice, April 2009)

"An accessible text examining best practice for assessing and meeting the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities." (Viewpoint, November 2008)

Meet the Author

Jillian Pawlyn is a Lecturer/Practitioner at the Ridgeway Partnership (Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust) & Oxford Brookes University.

Steven Carnaby is Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist at Westminster Learning Disability Partnership, and Honorary Lecturer in Learning Disability at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.

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