Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities

Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities This informative and practical handbook provides healthcare professionals and support staff working with individuals with a learning disability and their family carers information on a range of physic

  • Title: Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities
  • Author: Steve Hardy Eddie Chaplin Peter Woodward Hayley Goleniowska
  • ISBN: 9781910366257
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • This informative and practical handbook provides healthcare professionals and support staff working with individuals with a learning disability and their family carers information on a range of physical illnesses and health needs to support people with different conditions This handbook aims to simplify what can be a complex area in order to meet individual s healthcareThis informative and practical handbook provides healthcare professionals and support staff working with individuals with a learning disability and their family carers information on a range of physical illnesses and health needs to support people with different conditions This handbook aims to simplify what can be a complex area in order to meet individual s healthcare needs Within this book issues around accessing healthcare services for individuals with a learning disability are explored in detail and from a number of perspectives, including from people with learning disabilities and their carers who bear the brunt of these inequalities.Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities touches upon the psychological issues that occur during physical ill health.This handbook also addresses the different ways that clinical healthcare professionals should adapt their practice to meet the needs of a person with a learning disability.Why is this handbook important It is well known people with learning disabilities face health inequalities and live shorter lives than others in the general population Why this occurs is complex, but what we do know is this group often have difficulties accessing health services or receive treatment from clinicians Often at their own admission they are lacking awareness not only of how illness may present and the additional risks people with learning disabilities may face.

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