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Learning Disability Nursing

Modern Day Practice, 1st Edition

By Bob Gates, Kay Mafuba

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299 pages | 22 Color Illus. | 29 B/W Illus.

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Description

Learning Disability Nursing: Modern Day Practice provides a solid foundation that allows health care practitioners to care for and/or support people with learning disabilities in a range of health and social care settings and scenarios.

The book addresses learning disability nursing from various perspectives, including history and modern-day practice, role in promoting health and well-being, interventions with mental health, addressing profound disability and people with complex needs, care across the lifespan, forensic settings, and the future of learning disability nursing. The book also includes patient perspectives and narratives as well as clinically relevant information linked to NMC and An Bord Altranais competencies.

This book is essential reading for anyone studying learning disabilities as part of a nursing, health, or social care course as well as a useful resource for the wider family of nurses and health and social care professionals at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Those in practice will also benefit from this valuable resource.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Learning Disabilities and Their Relationship to Learning Disability Nursing; Bob Gates

History and Modern-Day Practice of Learning Disability Nursing; Kay Mafuba

Learning Disability Nursing Throughout the Lifespan; Kay Mafuba and Bob Gates

Role of the Learning Disability Nurse in Promoting Health and Well-Being; Kay Mafuba

Learning Disability Nursing and Mental Health; Bob Gates

Learning Disability Nursing and People with Profound Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs; Bob Gates

Learning Disability Nursing in Forensic Settings; Mick Wolverson

Community Learning Disability Nursing; Kay Mafuba

Challenging and Distressed Behaviour in People with Learning Disabilities: The Role of Learning Disability Nursing; Bob Gates and Kay Mafuba

The Future of Learning Disability Nursing; Kay Mafuba and Bob Gates

Appendix A: NMC Competencies for Entry to the Register: Learning Disabilities Nursing

Appendix B: An Bord Altranais’ Competencies for Entry to the Register

About the Authors

Professor Bob Gates, Professor of Learning Disabilities, University of West London, UK. Emeritus Professor, The Centre for Learning Disability Studies, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Honorary Professor of Learning Disabilities, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Kay Mafuba, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General