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.
- 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