Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

This book teaches students the importance of caring for the physical and psychological needs of people with learning disabilities, and is written in an easy to understand style offering practical advice on developing caring skills and ...

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Tom Tait

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340807095

Page: 256

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Caring for People with Learning Disabilities is an introductory textbook for those new to learning disability care, and will assist anyone who is commencing a career in this field. This book teaches students the importance of caring for the physical and psychological needs of people with learning disabilities, and is written in an easy to understand style offering practical advice on developing caring skills and planning appropriate care.

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 ...

Learning Disabilities Care A Care Worker Handbook

Author: Tina Marshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444189484

Page: 256

View: 330

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.

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (2005) reported that research conducted to investigate how family carers and care staff identify and ...

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470033029

Page: 190

View: 834

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.

Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities

INTIMATE AND PERSONAL HYGIENE Given the increased likelihood of people with a learning disability experiencing infections it is important that their ...

Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Steven Carnaby

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101307

Page: 221

View: 504

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.

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities

They recommend that health care professionals get to know some of the health conditions that aremorecommon for people with a learning disability and that ...

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Lynn Hannon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444329261

Page: 264

View: 612

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

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Each chapter opens with key points to enhance and encourage learning opportunities. Contributors to this book come from both clinical practice backgrounds and the academic world.

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470033029

Page: 190

View: 409

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.

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

The needs of people with learning disabilities vary greatly, from those having mild learning disability, requiring very little support, to those with severe ...

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Jo Corbett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470035277

Page: 148

View: 485

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.

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

People with learning disabilities are extremely vulnerable in hospital ... Multiple carers, multiple ortemporary care environmentsor suddenchanges in ...

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care

Author: Eric Broussine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292282

Page: 232

View: 275

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.

Palliative Care for Care Homes

Palliative. care. for. people. with. learning. disabilities. The provision of specialist palliative care for patients who are affected by varying degrees of ...

Palliative Care for Care Homes

Author: Christine Reddall

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 184619248X

Page: 167

View: 666

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'

Concepts in community care for people with a learning difficulty

Historical overview Historically, the care of people with learning difficulties was in the last century provided in hospitals. This has continued for the ...

Concepts in community care for people with a learning difficulty

Author: P. Brigden

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349128635

Page: 191

View: 990

This book provides all those concerned with the delivery of care and services to people with a learning difficulty with an up-to-date overview of recent development in the area. Three major themes are explored; empowering individuals, change management and working with clients. Within this framework the authors examine the historical context of current service delivery and the influences from Europe and America on care practice. Practical guidelines are incorporated for staff who might wish to implement some of the ideas within the chapters.

Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance

Aimed at nursing, health and social care students, as well as registered nurses, this is an invaluable resource for all those looking to consolidate and expand their knowledge, in order to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to ...

Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance

Author: Bob Gates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118506138

Page: 184

View: 703

Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This visual, dynamic and user-friendly resource addresses the key principles underpinning contemporary learning disability nursing practice, relates them to key clinical practice issues, and explores them in the context of maintaining health and well-being. Exploring the full spectrum of care, this textbook addresses the needs of people with learning disabilities across the life span, from children through to adolescents and on to adults and older people. Aimed at nursing, health and social care students, as well as registered nurses, this is an invaluable resource for all those looking to consolidate and expand their knowledge, in order to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to people with learning disabilities. The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout Includes expert contributions from learning disability academic staff as well as clinicians Embraces both primary and secondary care perspectives Supported by a companion website featuring case studies to further test your knowledge Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

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 ...

Mental Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Helena Priest

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780443073533

Page: 206

View: 908

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.

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 ...

Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Sue Read

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781856422185

Page: 170

View: 451

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.

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

encourage general practitioners to use a standardised computer code on their information systems so that patients with a learning disability can be easily ...

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

Author: David Perry

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849051313

Page: 176

View: 936

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.

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

... with Larry Harrison and Jill Manthorpe); 'Learning disability nursing: user and ... health care and social care for older people: a European review', ...

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Steven Carnaby

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846421402

Page: 240

View: 403

'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.

HC 973 Care Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour

This was to cover the additional costs of increasing local service capacity, as more people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour were cared ...

HC 973   Care Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215085647

Page: 22

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The Winterbourne View scandal in 2011 exposed the horrific abuse of people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour in a private mental health hospital. Concerns were also raised about a number of other institutions. As a result, the Government committed to discharging those individuals for whom it was appropriate back into their homes and communities. However, since then, too many children and adults have continued to go into mental health hospitals, and to stay there unnecessarily, because of the lack of community alternatives. The number of people with learning disabilities remaining in hospital has not fallen, and has remained broadly the same at around 3,200. It was refreshing that NHS England took responsibility for this lack of progress and has now committed to develop a closure programme for large NHS mental health hospitals, along with a transition plan for the people with learning disabilities within these hospitals, from 2016-17. Discharges from hospital are being delayed because funding does not follow the individual when they are discharged into the community. This acts as a financial disincentive for local commissioners who have to bear the costs and responsibility for planning and commissioning community services. Delaying discharge has the effect of institutionalising people, making their reintegration into the community more difficult. Some local authorities' reluctance to accept and fund individuals in the community will be exacerbated by current financial constraints. The Department should set out its proposals for 'dowry-type' payments from NHS England to meet the costs of supporting people discharged from hospital.