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Title Core curriculum for specializing in intellectual and developmental disability : a resource for nurses and other health care professionals / edited by Wendy M. Nehring
Published Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, [2005]


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Description xxii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Ch. 1. History of nursing and health professionals in intellectual and developmental disabilities -- Ch. 2. Definition of mental retardation/developmental disabilities -- Ch. 3. Etiology of intellectual and developmental disabilities -- Ch. 4. Epidemiology of intellectual and developmental disabilities -- Ch. 5. Genetic concepts -- Ch. 6. Roles and responsibilities of nurses and other health care professionals -- Ch. 7. Health promotion -- Ch. 8. Early intervention services for infants and their families -- Ch. 9. Preschool and early childhood -- Ch. 10. School-age and adolescence -- Ch. 11. Transition to adulthood -- Ch. 12. Adulthood -- Ch. 13. Sexuality -- Ch. 14. Older adults -- Ch. 15. Seizure disorders -- Ch. 16. Nutrition -- Ch. 17. Eating and swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in adults and children -- Ch. 18. Behavior management and mental health -- Ch. 19. Psychopharmaceutical management of comorbid psychiatric diagnoses
Ch. 20. Case identification and case management -- Ch. 21. Infection, infectious disease, and infection control -- Ch. 22. Quality of life and outcomes management -- Ch. 23. Oral health -- Ch. 24. Family issues across the lifespan -- Ch. 25. Cultural and ethnic issues -- Ch. 26. Ethical and legal issues -- Ch. 27. Economic and policy issues
Summary "Written by nationally known leaders and health care professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, Core Curriculum for Specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities contains easy-to-read, comprehensive information on health concerns for persons of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Designed for classroom use and self-study, the text is presented in a straightforward outline format, with extensive resources and references throughout. The authors address the most important health concerns affecting this population, and the subsequent management of these issues."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Developmentally disabled.
Intellectual disability -- Nursing.
People with mental disabilities -- Care.
Developmentally disabled -- Care.
Developmental disabilities -- Nursing.
Intellectual Disability -- nursing.
Nurse's Role.
Quality of Life.
Developmental Disabilities -- nursing.
Genre/Form Outline.
Author Nehring, Wendy M., 1957-
LC no. 2004021974
ISBN 0763747653 paperback alkaline paper