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
Nature of Mental Health.
Learning Disability Nursing.
Intellectual Disability and Mental Health: The Facts and Fictions.
Identifying Needs and Wishes.
Caring in a Secure Environment.
Caring in Community Settings.
Professional and Legal Issues.
Appendix 1: Assessment Tools.
Appendix 2: Genetic Syndromes Related to Mental Health.