Learning Disability Nursing
Developing Professional Practice
Ruth Northway, Paula Hopes
This is a must-have book for all undergraduate nurses studying to become Registered Nurses (Learning Disability), specifically linked to achieving the outcomes required within the NMC Standards for Nurse Education (2018).
It is also of relevance to qualified learning disability nurses, those studying to become Registered Nurses (Intellectual Disabilities) in Ireland, as well as nursing students in general who should have a good working knowledge of learning disability practice.
The book explores all aspects of professional development in learning disability nursing from the foundations to advanced practice. Key themes running through the book include the importance of a human rights and values-based approach, the development of person-centred approaches to care and support, and the need to work in partnership with key stakeholders, including people with learning disabilities and their families. It encourages readers to make links between theory and practice and to develop their skills in critical thinking through case studies and reflective activities.