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Nursing Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Edited by Cecily L. Betz, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, & Wendy M. Nehring, Ph.D., RN

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"An excellent resource . . . includes up to date, comprehensive information from a systems and policy perspective which is essential to delivering safe, quality care to the many children and families who are so often overwhelmed by the complexity of our health care system." —Michelle A. Beauchesne, DNSc, RN, CPNP, FAAN

Nurses play a key role in high-quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)—and now this up-to-date textbook fully prepares them to provide patients with the best possible services across the lifespan. The most comprehensive text available for nurses who specialize in IDD, this essential book clarifies evidence-based practices and gives readers an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to care that meets each person's individual needs.

Cecily Betz and Wendy Nehring—authors of the respected text Promoting Health Care Transitions for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities—gather the latest research and wisdom of 18 diverse authorities in the medical field (see box). Together, they give pre- and in-service nurses the foundation of knowledge they need to

  • help ensure equal access to health care for people with IDD
  • choose from today's models and philosophies of care
  • promote their patients' psychosocial development
  • provide effective physical care
  • conduct health assessments and develop individualized plans of care
  • maintain successful interdisciplinary collaboration with other professionals
  • address the issues associated with specific disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, fragile X, sensory impairment, and medical and behavioral health problems
  • support developmental transitions across the lifespan
  • expand their knowledge of genetics and apply it to nursing practice
  • skillfully manage ethical and legal issues
  • understand the service agencies used by individuals with IDD

Enhanced with clinical practice guidelines to support effective work with individuals who have IDD, this textbook lights every nurse's path to person-centered, evidence-based care that improves their patients' lives.

With contributions from:
  • Sarah H. Ailey
  • Jean E. Beatson
  • Joni Bosch
  • Pamela P. DiNapoli
  • Jan Dorman
  • J. Carolyn Graff
  • Martha Wilson Jones
  • Felissa R. Lashley
  • Mary Theresa Urbano


Table of Contents



About the Editors
About the Contributors

1. Historical Perspective and Emerging Trends
Wendy M. Nehring

2. Theoretical Models Guiding Care
Pamela P. DiNapoli

3. Systems of Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Cecily L. Betz

4. Developmental Transitions for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Prenatal to School-Age Period
Marilyn J. Krajicek & Dalice L. Hertzberg

5. Developmental Transitions for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Adolescence and Beyond
Mary Theresa Urbano

6. Continuum of Nursing Care
Dalice L. Hertzberg

7. Psychosocial Issues
J. Carolyn Graff

8. Physical Care of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Lee Barks

9. Nursing Care Approaches: Clinical and Practical Considerations
Cecily L. Betz & Martha Wilson Jones

10. Genetics
Felissa R. Lashley

11. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Sandra A. Faux & Wendy M. Nehring

12. Down Syndrome
Wendy M. Nehring & Cecily L. Betz

13. Cerebral Palsy
Martha Wilson Jones & Elaine Morgan

14. Mental and Behavioral Health Disorders in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Sarah H. Ailey & Tanya Melich-Munyan

15. Autism
Jean E. Beatson

16. Fragile X Syndrome
Rebecca Kronk & Jan Dorman

17. Sensory Impairment
Joni Bosch & Sandie M. Bass-Ringdahl

18. Policies/Legislation and Ethical/Legal Issues
Kathryn Smith & Teresa A. Savage


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