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Meeting the Health Needs of People Who Have a Learning Disability : The Public Health Agenda - Thompson

Meeting the Health Needs of People Who Have a Learning Disability

The Public Health Agenda

Paperback Published: 22nd June 2001
ISBN: 9780702025327
Number Of Pages: 347

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The notion of addressing bad health and promoting good health among people with learning disabilities is relatively new. Concepts of "normalization" of services, integration of people into local communities and providing an "inclusive" (rather than exclusive) ethos for care have led to the understanding that people with learning disabilities have the right to be treated with the same respect as everyone else. Recognition of their spiritual, legal, political, and sexual rights has therefore been near the top of the agenda for some time now. The last piece in the jigsaw is recognition of their right to live long and healthy lives - the subject of this book. The book takes a very practical focus, and will incorporate short case studies, practice examples, "think" points and action points. It will nevertheless be grounded in solid theory. The focus throughout will be the person with learning disabilities - any health models or pieces of legislation will be reviewed in this light.

Concepts of Health
Influences on Health
Health needs and people who have a learning disability
Health promotion a strategy for meeting the health needs of people who have a learning disability
Accessing health information
Policy and legislative framework
New public health agenda
Analysis of need
Self value and self worth
Physical health needs
Sexual health
Mental health
Valued occupation
Working withcarers
Working with communities
Inter professional and multi agency working
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ISBN: 9780702025327
ISBN-10: 0702025321
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 22nd June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 19.05  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.72