Working with families

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:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Working with families

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Defining families - Family members of people with intellectual disabilities - Explaining intellectual disabilities to family members - The process of family adaptation - Resilience in families - Families at risk - Carers’ assessment - Principles of working collaboratively with families - Supporting siblings of people with intellectual disabilities - People with intellectual disabilities as parents - Family quality of life - Respite services for people who have an intellectual disability - Older carers - Cultural, religious, and spiritual impact

Chapter.  11416 words. 

Subjects: Learning Disabilities ; Nursing Skills

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