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Learning Disabilities, 6th Edition

Towards Inclusion


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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life.

This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services.

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New to This Edition

    • the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives.

    • chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care

    • online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning

    • a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

Key Features

    • The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities
    • A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care
    • Well-written accessible content
    • Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links

Published Reviews

    No other text matches this edition for comprehensive coverage for student nurses

    Nursing lecturer

    ..this is an extremely useful resource not only to nurses but anyone with an interest in this area

    Practising nurse

    “Each chapter begins with a list of its contents and ends with references, further reading and excellent additional resources. Navigation is straightforward.

    The book is excellent value for money for all professionals working in the field.”

    Nursing Standard : August 29 : vol 21 no 51 : 2007

Author Information

    Edited by Helen Atherton, BSc(Hons), PhD, RNLD, Lecturer in Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK and Debbie Crickmore, BSc(Hons) MSc RNLD, Lecturer in Learning Disability, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, Hull, UK

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Learning Disabilities, 6th Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 584 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5187-6
  • Copyright: 2011