Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

Nursing Complex Needs

by Jillian Pawlyn, Steven Carnaby

PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

Nursing Complex Needs

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are among the most marginalised people in society. They have some of the highest support needs and are most reliant on services. This accessible and practical text presents and promotes current best practice regarding interventions to meet the complex health needs of a person with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Divided into two sections, Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities first looks at assessing complex needs, exploring topics such as communication, maintaining health, and quality of life. Part two then discusses meeting complex needs, looking at topics such as mental health problems, epilepsy, vision impairment, aural health, respiratory health, nutrition, and dysphagia.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Examines current theory and practice in supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and/or complex needs
  • Identifies the key knowledge and skills required by learning disability nurses and other health care professionals
  • Provides evidence-based best-practice guidelines about caring for people with PMLD
  • Offers insights into parent carer and professional carer experiences

  • Wiley; January 2009
  • ISBN: 9781444301533
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities
  • Author: Jillian Pawlyn (ed.); Steven Carnaby (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

ABOUT THE EDITORS:

JILLIAN PAWLYN is Lecturer/Practitioner at Ridgeway Partnership NHS Trust and Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.

STEVEN CARNABY is Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist at Westminster Learning Disability Partnership, London.