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The nature of intellectual disability

Edited by Bob Gates and Owen Barr

in Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199533220
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199533220.003.0001

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

The nature of intellectual disability

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Introduction - Identifying intellectual disability - Degree of intellectual disability - Definition of intellectual disability - Incidence and prevalence of intellectual disability - Diagnosing intellectual disability - Causes and manifestations of intellectual disability - Common conditions among people with intellectual disability - Defining intellectual disability nursing - The purist form of nursing - Principles and values of social policy and their effects on intellectual disability - Holism and working across the life span

Chapter.  7198 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Learning Disabilities

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