Caring for People with Learning Disabilities (Wiley Series by Ian Peate, Debra Fearns

By Ian Peate, Debra Fearns

That includes eleven chapters, every one with an in depth thesaurus, studying to take care of individuals with studying Disabilities is designed for use as a reference e-book in both the medical environment, lecture room or at domestic. Chapters are re-divided into discrete sections reflecting modern studying incapacity nursing perform. References to care in more than a few basic and secondary care settings are made in the course of the e-book. each one bankruptcy starts with key issues and concludes with a precis of the numerous issues to augment studying.

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Older people within society as a whole have experienced discrimination in relation to lack of access to services or support, and in being devalued in terms of their contribution to society. The life expectancy of adults with learning disabilities has increased, to be very much in line with their contemporaries (Bigby, in Grant et al. 2005). Their individual needs are directly related to their life experiences, just as they would be for anyone else. However, in exploring this, it becomes evident that life experiences of people with learning disabilities may differ from those of older people within the general population.

The immensely valuable contribution made to the learning disability field by Mattison and Pistrang (2000, 2004) cannot go without mention in this section. Their study not only considered the views of staff members and their thoughts and feelings about disengaging with service users, but also provided us with a moving insight into how adults with learning disabilities feel about how the endings of relationships with staff are handled and dealt with. They discuss the limited literature within this area in a succinct manner and provide us with a clear and balanced view of the importance of ending therapeutic encounters in a sensitive and meaningful manner.

The social worker supported Jennifer to access the college. Recently, at a review meeting, Jennifer asked the social worker whether she would help her to apply for a job. Elisabeth and John were surprised and a little angry with Jennifer, as she had not told her family that she wished to apply for the job and this was the fi rst time they were aware of it. John explained that Jennifer could not possibly hold down a job. Jennifer appeared frustrated and told her father that he was unfair, as Ben was able to do other things.

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