Learning or intellectual disability nurses can be found working and supporting people in a variety of different care contexts. These include the healthcare system, social care and education, as well as the private sector (including voluntary and not for profit organizations). Numerous other professional disciplines also work alongside nurses in these areas including; clinical psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and consultant psychiatrists. The Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing offers up-to-date, concise, and practical information for use in all areas where intellectual disability nurses are located. It includes a section on practical applications and therapeutic interventions, as well as an emergencies section and coverage of the main points of Mental Health legislation. Unique to this Oxford Handbook is the attention given to differences in legislation and social policy across the constituent countries of the UK and Ireland. The Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing is clearly laid out and written in readable note-based style.
It is an invaluable companion to students, community and hospital based nurses, and all those working with people with learning or intellectual disabilities.