This value for money resource offers basic information to staff working with people with learning disabilities in palliative and acute settings who need to refresh or gain understanding of the issues involved when working with people with learning disabilities at the end of their life.
Due to advances in health care, people with learning disabilities are now living longer than ever. With older age comes an increased risk of age-related disabilities and other life limiting conditions. Research suggests that staff working in specialist palliative care require specific information and training around working with people with learning disabilities to improve practice, which this guide provides.
This guide is aimed at staff in acute and palliative care settings, managers and employers in nursing, who provide services to people with learning disabilities at the end of their life.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication: 12 November 2012
Content: Introduction; What is learning disability; Special conditions associated with learning disabilities; Communication; Assessment of pain and other symptoms; Emotional and spiritual needs; What information is available; Resources; References.