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Learning Disabilities

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ISBN: 9780702047015

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Learning Disabilities , 6th Edition

Towards Inclusion

Edited by Helen Atherton, BSc(Hons), PhD, RNLD and Debbie Crickmore, BSc(Hons) MSc RNLD

624 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2011
$103.99, Online Product, Reference

Availability:Out of print. 04/13.



Approx.610 pages


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

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

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

Companion Products


Pre-registration diploma and graduate nursing students of learning disabilities

Table of Contents
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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