Chapter 3. Supporting a Person with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities to Maintain their Health: A Parent Carer and Support Team Experience

  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. Jan Roast1,
  2. Katie Hickson3 and
  3. Sarah King3

Published Online: 17 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch3

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

How to Cite

Roast, J., Hickson, K. and King, S. (2009) Supporting a Person with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities to Maintain their Health: A Parent Carer and Support Team Experience, in Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs (eds J. Pawlyn and S. Carnaby), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch3

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. 1

    32 Crecy Walk, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1US, UK

  2. 3

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

  • supporting a person with PIMD to maintain their health;
  • support workers' perspective;
  • greater understanding of challenges faced by support workers;
  • major learning curve;
  • meeting complex health needs and strong and genuinely reciprocal partnership working;
  • recognising signs of health decline in PIMD and systematic and person-centred approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Parent's perspective

  • Support workers' perspective

  • Editors' comments

  • References