Learning Disabilities and Mental Health
Pradip R. Patel, Raghu Raghavan
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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Pflege
Learning disabilities and mental health: a nursingperspective provides an evidence-based perspective on care ofindividuals with learning disabilities and mental health problems.Around 30% to 40% of people with learning disabilities willexperience mental health disorders during their lives. Manylearning disability nurses and a significant number of mentalhealth nurses are in daily contact with this group, and theircomplex needs are not often well understood. * * Examines current theory and practice in supporting people withlearning disabilities and additional mental health needs * * Evaluates the learning disability nursing contribution tocare * * Identifies the key knowledge and skills required by learningdisability and mental health nurses and other health careprofessionals * * Addresses key issues in contemporary practice * * Explores assessment of needs in order to provide needs-ledservices
The authorssuccessfully straddle the two areas of learning disability andmental health, the result being valuable for both mental healthprofessionals wanting to gain a greater understanding of theapplication of their discipline to people with learningdisabilities, and for those who care for people with a learningdisability seeking more understanding of identifying and respondingto mental health disorders. (Centraland North West London NHS Foundation Trust,2010)
Krankenpflege bei geistigen Störungen, Nursing, Krankenpflege i. d. Psychologie, Krankenpflege, Intellectual Disability Nursing, Mental Health Nursing