Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities is a concise introduction to the subject which covers all aspects of the care and support of the learning disabilities patient, for the non-specialist.

Author: Chris Barber

Publisher:

ISBN: 1908625287

Category: Electronic books

Page: 176

View: 464

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities is a concise introduction to the subject which covers all aspects of the care and support of the learning disabilities patient, for the non-specialist.
Categories: Electronic books

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings.

Author: David Perry

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849051316

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 763

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
Categories: Education

Mental Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Mental Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities

This U.K. book is directed towards all those people, including parents and other family members, nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, other professional staff, students, care staff, and voluntary workers, who are ...

Author: Helena Priest

Publisher:

ISBN: 0443073538

Category: Medical

Page: 206

View: 441

This U.K. book is directed towards all those people, including parents and other family members, nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, other professional staff, students, care staff, and voluntary workers, who are involved in the care of people with learning disabilities. It does not profess to be a complete mental health manual; rather, it aims to introduce the reader to the key issues and concerns that surround mental health in people with learning disabilities such that they might have a positive impact on the care that those people receive.
Categories: Medical

Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Aimed at practitioners, service managers and policy maker, this guide helps to transfer knowledge between the learning disability and palliative care 'communities' and play a part in helping people with learning disabilities to access high ...

Author: Sue Read

Publisher:

ISBN: 1856422186

Category: Learning disabled

Page: 170

View: 779

Aimed at practitioners, service managers and policy maker, this guide helps to transfer knowledge between the learning disability and palliative care 'communities' and play a part in helping people with learning disabilities to access high quality services at the end of their lives.
Categories: Learning disabled

Care for Dying People with Learning Disabilities

Care for Dying People with Learning Disabilities

This book, written by practitioners in the field, offers practical advice, and aims to raise the awareness of everyone involved in enabling people with learning disabilities to be treated with respect and dignity as they approach death.

Author: Noelle Blackman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1903269172

Category: Home care services

Page: 53

View: 948

The majority of people with learning disabilities are likely to die whilst living in a service setting. This book, written by practitioners in the field, offers practical advice, and aims to raise the awareness of everyone involved in enabling people with learning disabilities to be treated with respect and dignity as they approach death.
Categories: Home care services

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

There is a potential broad care management readership that might also find this relevant and interesting.' - Journal of Interprofessional Care 'This is an important book.

Author: Steven Carnaby

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846421403

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 721

'This excellent, informative and well presented, a book provides the reader with fourteen edited chapters covering an area of policy and practice that is quite specific but will inform anyone interested in the development of a service user participation ethos in adult social care. It is a book that is relevant to managers and practitioners, both as students and qualified professionals, as well as academics. Care management is now well established in the everyday practice of predominantly statutory organisations. This book revisits the principles of this method of assessing and planning the care needs of adult service users, and introduces Person Centred Planning (PCP) as a suitable method for ensuring that much of the empowerment rhetoric care management is actually realised.' - British Journal of Social Work 'Part of the attraction of this book is its strong practice component. This is applicable to the different professionals working with people with learning disabilities, in whatever their service configuration. For students, the book will also provide a good introduction to the impact of person centred planning and its connections to a long history of similar initiatives.' - Journal of Interprofessional Care 'This book is a stimulating and challenging read of those working in service development generally, as well as learning disability services. There is a potential broad care management readership that might also find this relevant and interesting.' - Journal of Interprofessional Care 'This is an important book. It brings together chapters by many of the foremost researchers and practitioners in person centred planning. The book contains many ideas for taking the PCP process to a higher level of sophistication to really underpin the future development of appropriate and effective services.' - Community Living 'This book will help social workers to reconnect with the core values of their profession and to challenge institutionalised policies and practices. It has proven to be a valuable teaching resource and whilst its focus is on people with learning disabilities, the principles of PCP that it raises are relevant to any service user group and social work arena. Highly recommended.' - Professional Social Work 'There are many important issues facing the care management system today in the light of person-centred planning and approaches, and you would be hard-pressed to find a better collection of insightful and radical thinkers in this area than those featured here. It asks hard questions, and challenges the professional to adopt more inclusive and accessible work practices. Wherever you work in the field of learning difficulties you should read this book carefully and aim to put "person-centeredness" at the core of your practice.' - Community Care 'You would be hard-pressed to find a better collection of insightful and radical thinkers in the area of care management. Wherever you work in the field of learning difficulties you should read this book carefully and seek to put "person centredness" at the core of your practice. The challenge for professionals, is making it a reality for individuals.' - Community Care This timely book provides a reflective analysis of person centred planning for people with learning disabilities, complementing policy initiatives that focus on individualised planning and service user involvement. Drawing on practical experience and research findings, the contributors explore policy and practice issues, including: * advocacy and empowerment * risk management and adult protection * inter-agency and inter-professional working * ethnicity and culture * de-institutionalisation. Vivid case studies illustrate best practice in person centred planning, and the authors offer a rich variety of ideas for increasing the participation, self-esteem and quality of life of people with learning disabilities. This practical and accessible text is an invaluable guide for policy makers, carers and social work managers, academics and students.
Categories: Education

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

Many people with learning disabilities are reliant on others to provide some level
of support whether for short periods of time during the day or for the full 24 hours.
Supporting people with their care needs involves a high level of commitment ...

Author: Jo Corbett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470035276

Category: Medical

Page: 148

View: 119

Choice and equity of access to primary and secondary health care services is a priority within all aspects of the NHS, however it must be recognised that for some people access to health care can pose difficulties. For various reasons people with learning disabilities can present a range of challenges for the people around them, during times of ill health any difficulties will become ever more apparent. For the health professional working in mainstream primary and secondary care settings, these challenges can be difficult to overcome when attempting to identify health needs and deliver holistic care that is responsive to their individual needs. Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals provides clear information that will assist mainstream health care providers in gaining greater understanding of people with learning disabilities and managing their health needs. Each chapter gives the reader information and guidance on dealing with a variety of situations found in health care settings. Examples of good practice are explained using case examples and experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers. The book describes what is expected from the various health care teams and offers solutions to potential challenges and barriers they may be faced with. It includes information regarding specialist support services that can offer assistance to the individual and to the mainstream staff teams, while ideas are also offered on how to present information in a format people who have communication difficulties can understand. The evidence base for Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals has been drawn from extensive research, personal experience, policy guidance, as well as some of the current legislation that is applicable to this diverse group of people. The information shared will prove useful for those working in health settings as well as those undertaking studies in health care.
Categories: Medical

Learning Disabilities Care A Care Worker Handbook

Learning Disabilities Care A Care Worker Handbook

This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: Level 2 Award in Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate in Learning Disabilities Level 3 Award in Learning Disabilities Level 3 Certificate in Learning Disabilities It's also a ...

Author: Tina Marshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444189483

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 276

Working with people with Learning Disabilities? Training in Learning Disabilities care? You don't have to go it alone! Caring for people with Learning Disabilities is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and pathways available to work-based learners it can be a confusing area. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in caring for people with learning disabilities. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of learning disabilities qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for up to 22 QCF units. Case studies tie learning into the many different situations and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: Level 2 Award in Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate in Learning Disabilities Level 3 Award in Learning Disabilities Level 3 Certificate in Learning Disabilities It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need to survive and support your clients with learning disabilities.
Categories: Education

Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities

Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities

CHAPTER 12 Developing Best Practice in Intimate and Personal Care for People
with Learning Disabilities Steven Carnaby and Paul Cambridge Encounters ,
whether fleeting or longer term or intense , can bring to them an intention to co ...

Author: Steven Carnaby

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843101300

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 237

This book examines aspects of care such as training, ethnicity, sexuality and competence in practice. Topics include the nature of touch, how physical contact is intended and experienced, carers' duty of care, and risk management. The book also explores management considerations of best value, care standards, performance monitoring and inspection.
Categories: Education

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Lynn Hannon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144432926X

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 350

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities is a comprehensive resource for those health professionals in a general hospital setting who may come into contact with people with learning disabilities. The book explores the nature of learning disabilities and highlights specific healthcare needs. It takes the reader through all the key factors in the healthcare process, through pre-admission assessment, care planning, intervention and treatment, and liaison and discharge planning, while highlighting key healthcare needs at each stage. The Department of Health, the National Health Service Executive and Mencap have all reported that people with learning disabilities have increased health needs compared to the general population, yet these needs are often poorly met and people experience difficulties in accessing appropriate services. This is a timely and accessible resource for healthcare professionals in need of a general introduction to caring for people with a learning disability. Relevant to the care of both children and adults with a learning disability Use of case studies to illustrate examples of situations explored in the main text Focuses on key areas of communication, understanding behavior and the often difficult area of consent
Categories: Medical

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

People with learning disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups in society
(Department of Health 2001). This book aims to provide readers – those who
provide or wish to provide health care and support for adults with learning ...

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470033029

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 364

Featuring 11 chapters, each one with a detailed glossary, Learning to Care for People with Learning Disabilities is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home. Chapters are re-divided into discrete sections reflecting contemporary Learning Disability nursing practice. References to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings are made throughout the book. Each chapter begins with key points and concludes with a summary of the significant points to reinforce learning.
Categories: Medical

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

Reflecting the multi-professional nature of services for people with learning disabilities, this book will help practitioners and students make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities who access health and social ...

Author: Eric Broussine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446292280

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 774

This reflective and evidence-based book will equip students as well as professionals who work with people with learning disabilities in primary, secondary and specialist healthcare settings, with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people with learning disabilities. Chapters - written by leading academics and practitioners in the learning disabilities field - examine and discuss core issues, while a case-study approach ensures a solid grounding in practical skills. This practical element is further reinforced by the inclusion of service-user and practitioner 'voices', whose lived experiences make the book even more engaging, as well as a range of reflective exercises and regular opportunities for readers to self-audit their learning. Reflecting the multi-professional nature of services for people with learning disabilities, this book will help practitioners and students make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities who access health and social care environments.
Categories: Medical

Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities who Self injure

Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities who Self injure

Adopting a predominantly psychological approach, this book provides carers with up-to-date information and resources to provide appropriately individualised care to people with learning disabilities who self-injure.

Author: Pauline Heslop

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004437

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 214

Adopting a predominantly psychological approach, this book provides carers with up-to-date information and resources to provide appropriately individualised care to people with learning disabilities who self-injure. Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities who Self-Injure synthesises traditional (behavioural) and newer (psychological) approaches to understanding self-injury, drawing on psychoanalytic and social theory to provide practical guidelines for more sustained and effective support. It suggests that motivations for self-injury may be similar for people with and without learning disabilities, and draws on case work examples to suggest person-centred techniques that encourage communication – particularly important with people who do not use verbal communication - and recovery. The book covers a range of specific needs, including people with autism who self-injure, and emphasises the views of people with learning disabilities themselves and their families about what has worked best, and why. At the end of each chapter, a variety of practical implications for the provision of support are given. This book is for those supporting people with learning disabilities who self-injure and will be a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, counsellors, learning support workers, nurses and social and health care students.
Categories: Psychology

Palliative Care for Care Homes

Palliative Care for Care Homes

The provision of specialist palliative care for patients who are affected by varying
degrees of learning disability is generally ... Sadly, people with learning
disabilities often end up in hospital for end-of-life care because their carers lack ...

Author: Christine Reddall

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846192487

Category: Medical

Page: 167

View: 476

Care home workers increasingly work with people nearing the end of their lives, including people with medically complex conditions. However, many do not have a medical background and find that practical advice on how to address these people's very specific needs is scarce. In this book, Christine Reddall draws on almost four decades of nursing experience to create a clear and easy-to-read handbook primarily for workers caring for the dying in care homes, but which will also be of interest to family members caring for relatives with life-threatening conditions.'This is a resource book to provide information on palliative care. It is designed primarily to help carers who work in care homes of all categories. To my knowledge, this is the first book written solely for carers working in care homes that addresses the issues of caring for someone with palliative care needs. However, people with whom I have spoken to about this book, or who have read parts of it, have all said that it would also be a helpful resource to non-professional family carers who care for a family member in their own home. The style of this book is designed to be readable by all levels of carers, and I have endeavoured to keep the language and text as 'non-medical' as possible. I have tried to put myself in the shoes of carers, especially those without medical training, and think of what they want to know when caring for someone with a life threatening illness'
Categories: Medical

Care in the Community for Young People with Learning Disabilities

Care in the Community for Young People with Learning Disabilities

This book presents the client's perspective on transition and relocation into community living, using the experiences of staff, families and residents, largely in their own words.

Author: Janice C. Sinson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015037500215

Category: Community health services

Page: 166

View: 618

`Sinson's research has two particular pointers for practitioners. First, she uses interviews based on data collected from services to explore the views of people with learning disabilities. The result is a conversational account which makes for easier and empathetic reading... Second, Sinson pointedly relates her findings to the work of practitioners...She makes recommendations about linkages between parts of people's lives to each other, such as relating self-advocacy classes to real-life activities. She also draws attention to some very good practice in relation to risk-taking by organisations, for example, the independence encouraged on holidays and learning from mistakes.' - Journal of Social Work Practice `Of interest to all those concerned with community care.' - Aslib Book Guide The current debate over the transfer of people with developmental disabilities from hospitals to the community has raised serious concerns about the benefits of community integration, with some suggesting that it is both a cruel and costly policy. Whilst the Department of Health is examining the alternative strategy of caring for people with severe developmental disabilities in residential or `village communities', there are conflicting reports about which policy is the most appropriate and the most cost effective. This book presents the client's perspective on transition and relocation into community living, using the experiences of staff, families and residents, largely in their own words. Tracing the steps of ex-residents of Wentwood Education near Devizes in Wiltshire, a college for adolescents with developmental disabilities, the author follows their progress through the community and the problems they face. She concludes that `the unique highpowered training for community integration and leisure given by Wentwood gave these young disadvantaged students a distinct advantage in life'.
Categories: Community health services

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

This guide also provides underpinning knowledge for Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) unit LD201 Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

Author: Rorie Fulton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1909810932

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 100

View: 795

If you are new to working with a particular client group or in a new role, you can use the material to quickly develop knowledge you will need, and where appropriate, work towards a relevant qualification. If you are a more experienced worker, you can use the guide to refresh your learning, and to contribute towards your continuing professional development. If you are a manager, you can use the guide to meet your responsibilities for providing induction and staff supervision, and opportunities for training and development and continuing professional development. This will contribute towards meeting Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. This guide also provides underpinning knowledge for Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) unit LD201 Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Lots of different people have helped me in my life so far and include community
learning disability nurses, social workers and a speech and language therapist. It
is important that those people who are caring or going to care for people with ...

Author: Bob Gates

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780443101984

Category: Medical

Page: 727

View: 102

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is the authoritative textbook for students of learning disabilities covering a wide variety of topics. It is relevant not only for nursing courses, but also for care workers, OTs, and other professional and non-professional carers. The new edition has been completely updated and includes the latest evidence for practice. There are new chapters which means the book provides comprehensive coverage of learning disablities throughout a person's life. There are also new contributors, including people with learning disabilities. Each chapter is supported by information on further reading and other resources.
Categories: Medical

Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Working with People with Learning Disabilities

The authors bring together the relevant theory for social workers, nurses, teachers and others working with people with learning disabilities.

Author: David Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029734

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 432

The authors bring together the relevant theory for social workers, nurses, teachers and others working with people with learning disabilities. Using jargon-free explanations and case examples, they present the information needed to inform good practice.
Categories: Education

Occupational Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities

Occupational Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities

This book is aimed primarily at occupational therapy undergraduate students, but will be of use to new practitioners working in the field of learning disability and other students studying topics related to learning disabilities.

Author: Jane Goodman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0443102996

Category: Medical

Page: 265

View: 915

This book is aimed primarily at occupational therapy undergraduate students, but will be of use to new practitioners working in the field of learning disability and other students studying topics related to learning disabilities. It meets perceived learning needs in line with theory and practice outcomes and provides an understanding of the current issues in health and social care for people with a learning disability. It provides a basis for further learning and the depth reflects present curricula demands and expectations in line with professional practice. There are also contributions and comments from service users with a learning disability. This book is aimed primarily at occupational therapy undergraduate students, but will be of use to new practitioners working in the field of learning disability and other students studying topics related to learning disabilities. It meets learning needs in line with theory and practice outcomes and provides an understanding of the current issues in health and social care for people with a learning disability. It provides a basis for further learning and the depth reflects present curricula demands and expectations in line with professional practice. There are also contributions and comments from service users with a learning disability. Informative text supported by reflective activities Reflects changes in service provision subsequent to "A Strategy for the 21st Century" Case scenarios and self assessment tasks Advises on further reading Offers occupational therapy focus on issues that are also relevant to other health professionals
Categories: Medical