This well-respected core text provides a comprehensive solid foundation for students of nursing and practitioners who care for and or support people with learning/intellectual disabilities in a range of health and social care settings and scenarios.
This book addresses learning/intellectual disability nursing from various perspectives, including historical and contemporary practice, health promotion, interventions for good mental health, people with profound disabilities and complex needs, care across the lifespan, and forensics. This new edition has been comprehensively updated throughout and now includes two entirely new chapters. One covers liaison nursing, and the other explores the future for learning/intellectual disability nursing. The book includes numerous case studies and learning activities to support the reader, as well as remaining clinically relevant. Uniquely this text is linked and benchmarked to the Nursing and Midwifery Councils, UK – Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland’s Competencies for nursing students.
This text is essential reading for anyone studying learning/intellectual disabilities at undergraduate and post-graduate levels; it will also be a useful resource for the wider family of nursing, as well as health and social care professionals.
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Table of contents :
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A note on terminology
Chapter 1 The nature of intellectual disabilities and its relationship to intellectual disability nursing
Chapter 2 History and modern-day practice of intellectual disability nursing
Chapter 3 Intellectual disability nursing throughout the lifespan
Chapter 4 Role of the intellectual disability nurse in promoting health and well-being
Chapter 5 Intellectual disability nursing and mental health
Chapter 6 Intellectual disability nursing for people with profound intellectual disabilities and complex needs
Chapter 7 Intellectual disability nursing in forensic settings
Chapter 8 Challenging and distressed behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities: the role of intellectual disability nursing
Chapter 9 Community intellectual disability nursing
Chapter 10 Intellectual disabilities liaison nursing
Chapter 11 Current and future roles of intellectual disability nurses
Appendix A: Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of proficiency for registered nurses
Appendix B: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Competencies for entry to the register of nurses
In recent years, learning and intellectual1 disability nursing has completely moved away from narrowly defined roles within long-term care to broader roles. These roles are to be found in a range of health and social settings both in the UK (United Kingdom), The Republic of Ireland and beyond. Hence, there is a pressing need for a brand-new edition of this textbook to inform students and practitioners alike as to the continued development and practice of modern-day intellectual disability nursing. These new roles span nurse practice from community support specialists, through to liaison roles between services and agencies, as well as transitional roles, and secure or forensic health settings. Intellectual disability nurses occupying these roles offer support across the age continuum. Intellectual disability nursing is a health profession supported and endorsed by many, as unique in its breadth of employment base, and located as it is among the various sectors of the health and social care economies. Uniquely to this text, the content of the book has been benchmarked against current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2018) for the United Kingdom future nurse standards, and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI, 2016) for the Republic of Ireland standards for competence for each chapter. The nomenclature used for identifying competences, competencies and indicators adopts a numerical system that can be found in Appendices A and B, and these relate to those corresponding competencies and indicators identified at the commencement of each chapter. Also, at the commencement of each chapter the reader will find a helpful box that identifies the content that the chapter will focus on, along with further reading and further resources given at the end of each chapter.
In the first chapter, Chiedza Kudita and Kay Mafuba, both from The University of West London, explore the nature of and various manifestations of intellectual disabilities. This is explored alongside the relationship of this group of people to intellectual disability nursing. The second half of this chapter explores intellectual disability nursing, articulating its strong value base, and its long relationship in supporting people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and services, and how these nurses can contribute to the health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities; making a valuable contribution in the improvement of the quality of lives for this group of often marginalised and vulnerable people.
In Chapter 2, Louise Cogher, Ruth Ryan and Eileen Carey, Keele and Limerick Universities explore the long and often complex historical roots and traditions of how intellectual disability….