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


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Purpose and principles of assessment - Framework for nursing assessment - Adaptive behaviour rating scales - Health checks - Screening of physical health - Assessing pain - Assessing distress - Screening of mental health problems - Assessment of independence and social functioning - Measurement of IQ - Capacity and consent - Risk assessment - Quality of life - Life experiences - Diagnostic overshadowing

Chapter.  11463 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Learning Disabilities ; Nursing Skills

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