The Department of Health, the National Health Service Executive and Mencap have all reported that people with learning disabilities have increased health needs to the general population, yet these needs are often poorly met and people experience difficulties in accessing appropriate services. This is a timely and accessible resource for healthcare professionals in need of a general introduction to caring for people with a learning disability.
- Relevant to the care of both children and adults with a learning disability
- Use of case studies to illustrate examples of situations explored in the main text
- Focuses on key areas of communication, understanding behavior and the often difficult area of consent
Keywords: Nursing Special Topics