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Learning Disabilities : Practice Issues in Health Settings - Margaret Todd

Learning Disabilities

Practice Issues in Health Settings

Hardcover Published: 10th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415100465
Number Of Pages: 208

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There is much concern expressed in nursing and other health care professions about the theory/practice gap. "Learning Disabilities, " written for all those dealing with the learning disabled in a professional capacity, is structured so as to enable practitioners from a variety of backgrounds to apply theoretical concepts with real understanding of the issues involved. Themes, such as consumerism, empowerment, paternalism and informed choice, incorporate many complex concepts and contemporary issues. This book introduces and explains the relevant concepts, showing how they relate to practice through detailed case studies, identifying the practical implications for care delivery and summarizing key points. The linking of practice to contemporary theories makes "Learning Disabilities" particularly valuable on introductory courses, but it will also be an effective resource for the trained practitioner.

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Introductionp. 1
Services for people with a learning disabilityp. 5
Levels of interventionp. 35
Ethical issuesp. 61
Informed choice: from theory to practicep. 87
Empowerment: issues, tensions and conflictsp. 111
Behavioural approachesp. 141
Psychotherapeutic interventionsp. 168
Glossaryp. 183
Name indexp. 188
Subject indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780415100465
ISBN-10: 0415100461
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 10th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1