Caring for People with
The majority of people with learning disabilities are likely to die whilst living in a service setting. This invaluable new book, written by two leading practitioners in the field, will raise the awareness of everyone involved in enabling people with learning disabilities to be treated with respect and dignity as they approach death. Full of practical advice, the book can be used by service managers to assess how well their services are currently prepared for this important phase in their clients’ lives, with a view to developing policies based on good practice.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
STUART TODD is Senior Research Fellow at the Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities, Cardiff University. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed and professional journals, and has contributed a chapter on the historical relationship between death and disability to Palliative Care and Learning Disability. (Ed. S. Read, in press). He is currently writing a writing an in-depth book on the difference learning disability makes to death and dying.
NOELLE BLACKMAN is an Assistant Director of Respond, London, and Vice Chair-Person of the Network for the Palliative Care of People with Learning Disabilities (UK). She is the author of Loss and Learning Disability (Worth Publishing 2003), the editor of Living With Loss (Pavilion, 1999) a joint author of When Somebody Dies, (St. George‘s Hospital Medical School, 2003), and has also contributed to peer-reviewed journals.
This book will be of interest and practical benefit to direct care staff and managers in residential services for people with learning disabilities. It will also be of value to parents and families of learning disabled people.
© Worth Publishing Ltd 2012