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Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities : Families and Professionals Facing the Challenge Together - Helen K. Warner

Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities

Families and Professionals Facing the Challenge Together

By: Helen K. Warner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th November 2005
ISBN: 9780415280389
Number Of Pages: 176

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This textbook provides the reader with an insight into the needs of children with both physical and learning disabilities, particularly within an acute care setting. It considers the principles that underpin the fundamental aspects of care delivery to children with special needs. The key areas of knowledge and practical skills covered include:


  • the social and historical context

  • challenging assumptions

  • best practice for giving news to parents

  • communication methods

  • play and movement

  • nutrition and feeding

  • boundary setting

  • respite care

  • transitions into adult services.

This interesting book covers practice areas identified by the English National Board as essential for student nurses. It will also be invaluable for qualified nurses and for other health professionals working with children with disabilities.

Meeting the fundamental needs of children with disabilities
The sociological and historical context of disability
Challenging the tragedy
Getting it right - the initial diagnosis
Making contact - building relationships
Movement, learning and having fun
Meeting nutritional needs
Finding a mechanism for communication
Behaviour, attachment and boundary setting
Pain assessment in the acute setting
Managing difficult behaviour in the acute setting
The importance of appropriate respite care
Transition into adult services
The way forward
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ISBN: 9780415280389
ISBN-10: 0415280389
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 17th November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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