Learning Disabilities : Practice Issues in Health Settings book cover
1st Edition

Learning Disabilities
Practice Issues in Health Settings

ISBN 9780415100472
Published November 15, 1994 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

List of illustrations, Notes on contributors, Introduction, Part I Policy and intervention, Part II Judgement, decision-making and practice, Part III Specific interventions, Glossary, Name index, Subject index

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