Health Needs of People with Learning Disability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702025327, 9780702037566

Health Needs of People with Learning Disability

1st Edition

The Public Health Agenda

Editors: Jeannette Thompson Sharon Pickering
Paperback ISBN: 9780702025327
eBook ISBN: 9780702037566
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 22nd June 2001
Page Count: 368


The notion of addressing bad health and promoting good health among people with learning disabilities is relatively new. Concepts of 'normalization' of services, integration of people into local communities and providing an 'inclusive' (rather than exclusive) ethos for care have led to the understanding that people with learning disabilities have the right to be treated with the same respect as everyone else. Recognition of their spiritual, legal, political, and sexual rights has therefore been near the top of the agenda for some time now. The last piece in the jigsaw is recognition of their right to live long and healthy lives - the subject of this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Concepts of Health. 2. Influences on Health. 3. Health needs and people who have a learning disability. 4. Health promotion a strategy for meeting the health needs of people who have a learning disability. 5. Accessing health information. 6. Policy and legislative framework. 7. New public health agenda. 8. Analysis of need. 9. Self value and self worth. 10. Physical health needs. 11. Sexual health. 12. Mental health. 13. Transitions. 14. Valued occupation. 15. Working withcarers. 16. Working with communities. 17. Inter professional and multi agency working.


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About the Editor

Jeannette Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Learning Disabilities Nursing, University of York, York, UK

Sharon Pickering

Affiliations and Expertise

Project Manager, NHSE, Trent, UK