This innovative text focuses on promoting a positive approach to practice and the value of older people in our society. Multi-disciplinary contributors provide a practice-focused text that integrates theory and practice from several diverse disciplines. Features case studies and activities to encourage reflection.
Part I: Values, Attitudes and Beliefs. Cutural Perspectives. Choices and Autonomy. Risk Management. Part II: Optimum Health. Positive Approaches to Health. Sexuality. Spirituality. Social Networks. Part III: Therapeutic Interventions. Communication. Touch. Sensory Environments. Relaxation. Part IV: Future Issues. Outcome Measures. Resource Issues. Policy Dimensions.
By Sharon Pickering, MSc, BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), RGN, DipN (Lond), PGDip (HSSM), Practice and Professional Developmental Manager, Northern General Hospital NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK; and Jeanette Thompson, MA, BSc (Hons), RNMH, DipN (Lond), CertEd, ITEC, PGDip (HSSM), Manager, Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities, Oxford Learning Disability Trust, and Lecturer, Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, UK