Core Curriculum for Specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Resource for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

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Wendy M. Nehring
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Medical - 442 pages
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Written by nationally known leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, Core Curriculum contains easy-to-read, comprehensive information on health concerns for persons of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Designed for classroom use and self-study, the text is presented in a straightforward outline format, with extensive resources and references throughout. The authors address the most important health issues affecting this population, and the subsequent management of these issues.
 

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Contents

Definition of Mental RetardationDevelopmental
27
Epidemiology of Intellectual and Developmental
47
Genetic Concepts
57
Nursing and Health Care Professionals Roles
81
Health Promotion
95
Early Intervention Services for Infants and Their Families
109
Preschool and Early Childhood
123
SchoolAge and Adolescence
137
Historical Context and Current Use
350
QualityofLife Domains
351
Quality Enhancement Techniques
354
Outcomes Management
355
Summary Statements
357
Questions to Consider
358
Summary
359
Oral Health
361

Transition to Adulthood
151
Key Indicators of Successful Transition
160
Adulthood
169
Sexuality
183
Older Adults
207
Seizure Disorders
231
Nutrition
259
Eating and Swallowing Disorders Dysphagia
271
Behavior Management and Mental Health
291
Background
292
Models of Mental Health Care
293
Screening and Referrals
295
Planning and Implementation of CareMedication Management
298
Planning and Implementation of CareCase Management
300
Planning and Implementation of CareEvaluation
301
Psychopharmaceutical Management of Comorbid Psychiatric Diagnoses
305
Introduction
306
Anxiety Disorders
308
Affective Disorders Including Bipolar Disorder
309
ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder OCD
313
Perseverations and Preoccupations
314
SelfInjurious Behavior
316
Aggression
317
Psychotic Disorders 3 18
318
References
319
Case Identification and Case Management
321
Identification of Individuals at Risk for or Presenting with an IDD
322
Connecting Challenges and Services
323
Elements in Case Management
324
Case Management as Continuing Care
327
Summary
329
References
330
Infection Infectious Disease and Infection Control
331
Introduction
332
Microbial Agents
333
Transmission of Infectious Disease Agents
334
Specific Infectious Diseases
335
Intervention in Transmission and Development of Infectious Diseases
340
Patient Isolation Precautions
342
Handwashing
344
Gloves and Glove Use in Infection Control
345
Summary
346
Quality of Life and Outcomes Management
349
The Importance of Oral Health
362
Treatment Planning and Coordination
364
Oral DiseasesConditions Prevalence among the Population of Persons with IDD and Surveillance Mechanisms Epidemiology
365
Preventive and Educational Services
366
Referral Services and Immediacy
371
Educating Personal Care Providers
372
Administrative Management Supervision and Evaluation of Oral Care Services for Institutionalized Persons with IDD
373
Modification in Education Care and Referral Routines for Persons with IDD
374
Appliance Care
375
Summary
376
Family Perspectives
379
Family Issues Across the Lifespan
381
Theories of Family Functioning and Adaptation to Chronic Disability
382
Childbearing StageInitial Diagnosis
384
Childrearing StagePostDiagnosis through Preschool
385
Childrearing StageSchoolAge and Adolescence
390
LaunchingPostparental StageAdult and Later Adult
391
Role of Health Care Professionals in Working with Families
393
Health Care Policy Issues
395
Cultural and Ethnic Issues
397
Introduction
398
Acculturation Is the Assimilation of the Majority Culture over Generations
399
Culture and Poverty
400
Persons with IDD from Other Cultures
401
Culturally Sensitive Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Use with Minority Families with a Member with IDD
402
Summary
406
Ethical and Legal Issues
409
Overview
410
Issues of Beneficence
416
Issues of Justice
417
Legislation
419
Summary
420
References
421
Economic and Policy Issues
423
Populations and the Need
424
Historical Background on Relevant Health Care Policy
425
Current Health Care Policy Environment
426
Financing of Health Care in IDD
427
Models of Health Care Services Delivery
431
Related Topics
433
References
434
Index
437
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