Supporting People with Learning Difficulties in Health & Social Care

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Pub Date: 12/12/2011
ISBN: 9781849200844
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Suitable for students and practitioners working at various levels, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the skills and knowledge needed to work with people with learning disabilities in a variety of settings.
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This reflective and evidence-based book will equip students as well as professionals who work with people with learning disabilities in primary, secondary and specialist healthcare settings, with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people with learning disabilities. Chapters - written by leading academics and practitioners in the learning disabilities field - examine and discuss core issues, while a case-study approach ensures a solid grounding in practical skills. This practical element is further reinforced by the inclusion of service-user and practitioner 'voices', whose lived experiences make the book even more engaging, as well as a range of reflective exercises and regular opportunities for readers to self-audit their learning. Reflecting the multi-professional nature of services for people with learning disabilities, this book will help practitioners and students make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities who access health and social care environments.

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