Chapter 17. Mobility, Posture and Comfort

  1. Jillian Pawlyn BA (Hons), PGCE, RNLD Specialist Practitioner Lecturer2,3 and
  2. Steven Carnaby BSc. (Hons), MSc., Ph.D., D. Clin. Psy., C. Psychol., ILTM Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist4
  1. Sarah Hill and
  2. Liz Goldsmith

Published Online: 17 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch17

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

How to Cite

Hill, S. and Goldsmith, L. (2008) Mobility, Posture and Comfort, in Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs (eds J. Pawlyn and S. Carnaby), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, ENB 978, UK

  2. 3

    Ridgeway Partnership NHS Trust, Slade, House, Horspath Driftway, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JH, UK

  3. 4

    Westminster Learning Disability Partnership, 215 Lisson Grove, London, NW8 8LW, UK

Author Information

  1. Postural Care Skills, The Sharratts, School Lane, Hopwas, Tamworth, Staffs, B78 3AD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151702

Online ISBN: 9781444301526

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Keywords:

  • mobility, posture and comfort;
  • person-centred care pathway;
  • Mansfield checklist of need for postural care;
  • identification of stakeholders and building relationships;
  • checklist to support safety planning;
  • families and PAs - training and support for using equipment effectively;
  • care pathway in action;
  • Care Pathway - operating open door policy with regards to ongoing contact

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning objectives

  • The principles of postural care

  • A person-centred care pathway

  • Conclusion: the care pathway in action

  • References