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Welcome to your Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Learning Disability Practice reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Mental health in intellectual disabilities : a complete introduction to assessment, intervention, care and support by Now in its 5th edition, Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities continues to address the need for a handbook which, while well-grounded in research and latest clinical practice, is essentially non-academic and accessible for staff occupying many roles. For example support workers and managers in learning disability service settings, GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, community learning disability teams and other professionals who may find themselves supporting a person with an intellectual disability from time to time, as well as students of mental health and intellectual disability.The new edition represents a complete revision and updating, aiming to address key knowledge requirements and concerns of people working in the field and provide opportunities for reflection and continuing professional development. The content is illustrated by case studies to help the reader explore how best to address mental health issues in practice.
Call Number: 362.20425 HEM
Publication Date: 2018
Valuing people; a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century by People with learning disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable and socially excluded in our society. Very few have jobs, live in their
own homes or have choice over who cares for them. This needs to change: people with learning disabilities must no longer be marginalised or excluded. Valuing People sets out how the
Government will provide new opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities and their families to live full and independent lives as part of their local communities.
Call Number: 362.3
Publication Date: 2001
A Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 by This book provides a theory-to-practice breakdown of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and what its implications are for health and social care workers.
Informative and accessible, it provides a clear depiction of the ethos behind the Act and offers instruction for its effective, lawful and person-centred application. This practical guide describes how to assess capacity and what a good assessment of capacity should look like, how to deal with conflicts and dilemmas, and the role of legal authority in decision-making.
A Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is an invaluable resource for any health and social care professionals working with individuals who lack decision-making capacity.
Call Number: 344.42044 GRA
Publication Date: 2015
Supporting the physical health needs of people with learning disabilities : a handbook for professionals, support staff and families by It has long been known that people with learning disabilities have poorer health than theÂ¬ general population, but the extent of these differences becomes striking when considering the evidence of reduced life expectancy. In 2013 the Confidential Inquiry into the Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities reported that men typically die 13 years younger and women 20 years younger than the general population. In 42% of cases the death was considered premature.The reasons for this lower life expectancy are varied but what we do know is this group are two and a half times more likely to have multiple health needs than other people, and often have difficulties accessing health services or receiving appropriate treatment from clinicians.As well as looking at the challenges of accessing healthcare and navigating care pathways, this -handbook presents a practical guide to the most common conditions and health needs, with chapters written by experts in those conditions and their relationship to learning disabilities. A range of issues are covered, including mental health, cancer, epilepsy, respiratory and swallowing problems, and poor sight and hearing.The book aims to increase awareness and knowledge of how these conditions and issues present themselves, as well as how they can be prevented in the first place, and best practice in assessment and treatment. It will therefore be a valuable resource for families, support workers and health professionals.
Call Number: 362.196858 HAR
Publication Date: 2016
Caring for People with Learning Disabilities by From the Foreword by Cecilia Anim (Royal College of Nursing UK President, 2015):
"...an enjoyable, touching and inspirational read for all those involved in the lives of people with learning disabilities"
The vast majority of student nurses, practising nurses and healthcare professionals are not learning disability specialists, but will still need to treat and care for patients with learning disabilities on a regular basis.
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. Written in a jargon-free style, the book has numerous practical examples and case studies to really help the reader frame the special requirements of the learning disabilities patient in the healthcare setting.
Call Number: 616.85889 BAR + eBook
Publication Date: 2015
Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care by 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.
Call Number: 362.1968 BRO
Publication Date: 2012
Law and Professional Issues in Nursing. 3th edn. by Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice.
The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design.
Call Number: 344.041 GRI + Ebook for 2nd Edn
Publication Date: 2014
Valuing people with a learning disability by Most health and social care service providers claim to value those with a learning disability. Yet there can sometimes be a huge gulf between stated intentions and what happens in everyday practice. In a few cases that have recently hit the headlines, there have even been allegations of systematic abuse. This timely book asks three vital questions: What do we mean by valuing? How does the process of valuing work? What needs to happen to ensure that we value people with a learning disability? Too often, practitioners tend to say it s all right in theory but not in the real world . In this book, Dr Steve Mee draws on his experience as a practitioner and lecturer on a learning disability nursing course, in which he has successfully used stories to bridge the gap between academic theory and everyday practice.
Call Number: 362.3 MEE + eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Safeguarding Adults in Nursing Practice. 2nd edn. by All nurses, whatever setting, will encounter people who are at risk. Harrowing examples of abuse and neglect are frequently in the headlines and the nursing profession has a crucial responsibility to play in ensuring that vulnerable patients are cared for and safeguarded.
Call Number: 362.173 NOR
Publication Date: 2017