2nd Edition

Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice

By Kay Mafuba Copyright 2023
    406 Pages 35 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    406 Pages 35 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This well-respected core text provides a comprehensive solid foundation for students of nursing and practitioners who care for and or support people with learning/intellectual disabilities in a range of health and social care settings and scenarios.

    This book addresses learning/intellectual disability nursing from various perspectives, including historical and contemporary practice, health promotion, interventions for good mental health, people with profound disabilities and complex needs, care across the lifespan, and forensics. This new edition has been comprehensively updated throughout and now includes two entirely new chapters. One covers liaison nursing, and the other explores the future for learning/intellectual disability nursing. The book includes numerous case studies and learning activities to support the reader, as well as remaining clinically relevant. Uniquely this text is linked and benchmarked to the Nursing and Midwifery Councils, UK – Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland’s Competencies for nursing students.

    This text is essential reading for anyone studying learning/intellectual disabilities at undergraduate and post-graduate levels; it will also be a useful resource for the wider family of nursing, as well as health and social care professionals.

    1. The nature of intellectual disabilities and its relationship to intellectual disability nursing  Chiedza Kudita and Kay Mafuba

    2. History and modern-day practice of intellectual disability nursing  Louise Cogher, Ruth Ryan and Eileen Carey

    3. Intellectual disability nursing throughout the lifespan  Carmel Doyle, Daniel Marsden, Eileen Carey and James Ridley

    4. Role of the intellectual disability nurse in promoting health and well-being  Lynette Harper, Kirsty Henry, Lisa Oluyinka and Louise Cogher

    5. Intellectual disability nursing and mental health  Vicky Sandy-Davis and Linda Steven

    6. Intellectual disability nursing for people with profound intellectual disabilities and complex needs  Catherine Bright, Steven Walden, Sam Abdulla and Ruth Ryan

    7. Intellectual disability nursing in forensic settings  Paul McAleer and Pepsi Takawira

    8. Challenging and distressed behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities: The role of intellectual disability nursing  Linda Hume, Jo Delree and Ailish McMeel

    9. Community intellectual disability nursing  Rachel Morgan, Joanne Blair, Kirsty Henry and Stacey Rees

    10. Intellectual disabilities liaison nursing  Dorothy Kupara and Michael Brown

    11. Current and future roles of intellectual disability nurses  Kay Mafuba, Hazel Chapman, Rebecca Chester, Joann Kiernan, Dorothy Kupara and Chiedza Kudita

    Appendix A: Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses

    Appendix B: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (2016) Competencies for entry to the register of nurses


    Kay Mafuba is a Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities). He is Professor of Nursing (Learning Disabilities) at the University of West London, England, UK. He is also a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrant visitor for pre-registration and post-registration programmes.