Mental Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Author
By Helena Priest, PhD, MSc, BA, RN, DipN, DipN Ed and Michael Gibbs, MA, RN, PGCert, Cert Ed
ISBN
9780443073533
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Publication Date
11-06-2004
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  • Review of assessment tools brings together in one place all that are available within the UK, describing and providing details for obtaining them.
  • Case study approach relates the theory presented to everyday life and practice situations. It also encourages readers to make links and reflect upon their own experiences.
  • Interactive exercises guide the reader's thinking at a deeper level.
  • An 'Umbrella' approach draws together the main themes/concepts/current thinking in relation to Mental Health in Learning Disabilities in one easily readable text
  • Jargon free. Where technical language has been used, the language has been explained.
  • Multi-agency approach aimed at a wide professional readership.
  • Strong family/informal carer focus.
  • Identifies a range of specific learning disability conditions that help the reader to bridge the gap between mental health problems and learning disability.
  • Highlights a range of practical therapeutic interventions that may be utilised in the field.
  • Service delivery placed in context with some of the problems that service providers face when attempting to provide appropriate care.
  • Research has been used to underpin many of the topics discussed, promoting evidenced based care for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs.
  • 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.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ISBN 9780443073533
    Author Informaiton By Helena Priest, PhD, MSc, BA, RN, DipN, DipN Ed, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, UK; and Michael Gibbs, MA, RN, PGCert, Cert Ed, Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, UK
    Pp Authortext Priest & Gibbs
    Table of Content Preface. Acknowledements. Foreword (by Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disabilites, University of Glamorgan). 1. The mental health needs of people with learning disabilities: background and context. 2. Explaining the problem. 3. Assessing the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities. 4. Common mental health problems experienced by people with learning disabilities. 5. Specific problems and problem behaviors. 6. Assessment tools. 7. Therapeutic interventions. 8. Mental health promotion. 9. Policy issues and service provision (co-written with Peter bates). 10. The family and carers' perspective. Postscript. Appendix 1. Communication aids. Appendix 2. Assessment and planning resources. Appendix 3. Organisations
    E-SBN 9780702039737
    Imprint Churchill Livingstone
    Publication Date 11-06-2004
    Pages 224
    Trim 234 x 156 (6 1/8 x 9 1/4)
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