Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: A Nursing Perspective

Author(s): Raghu Raghavan, Pradip Patel

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405106153

Online ISBN: 9780470774717

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774717

About this Book

Learning disabilities and mental health: a nursing perspective provides an evidence-based perspective on care of individuals with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Around 30% to 40% of people with learning disabilities will experience mental health disorders during their lives. Many learning disability nurses and a significant number of mental health nurses are in daily contact with this group, and their complex needs are not often well understood.


  • Examines current theory and practice in supporting people with learning disabilities and additional mental health needs

  • Evaluates the learning disability nursing contribution to care

  • Identifies the key knowledge and skills required by learning disability and mental health nurses and other health care professionals

  • Addresses key issues in contemporary practice

  • Explores assessment of needs in order to provide needs-led services

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