Chapter 7. Clinical Assessment of People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

  1. Jillian Pawlyn BA (Hons), PGCE, RNLD Specialist Practitioner Lecturer1,2 and
  2. Steven Carnaby BSc. (Hons), MSc., Ph.D., D. Clin. Psy., C. Psychol., ILTM Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist3
  1. Steven Carnaby BSc. (Hons), MSc., Ph.D., D. Clin. Psy., C. Psychol., ILTM Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist

Published Online: 17 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch7

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

How to Cite

Carnaby, S. (2008) Clinical Assessment of People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities, in Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs (eds J. Pawlyn and S. Carnaby), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, ENB 978, UK

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

Author Information

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

  1. This chapter is based on Carnaby, S. (2007). Developing good practice in the clinical assessment of people with profound intellectual disabilities and multiple impairment. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.

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:

  • task of assessing people with PIMD and multiple disabilities;
  • service philosophy;
  • key elements of assessment process;
  • process of formulation;
  • clinical assessment with PIMD;
  • agreeing on terminology and inclusion criteria;
  • transdisciplinary approach;
  • impact of neurological conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Who are we talking about?

  • The context of assessment

  • Key elements of the assessment process

  • Formulation

  • Recommendations for good practice in clinical assessment

  • References