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Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness [ebook]

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Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness [ebook]

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"This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing 'Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do, ' we provided text box summaries for reading and listening."--BC Campus website.

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Table Of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1
CHAPTER 1: SUPPORT WORK: THE FUNDAMENTALS
Core principles
Cheryl Crocker, Ph.D. (Rehabilitation and Community Studies)
Introduction 2
Guiding Principles for Support Work 2
Historical Struggles 3
Competencies Expected of Support Workers 4
Conclusion 6
References 6
2
CHAPTER 2: WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The language of intellectual disability
John Simpson R.P.N., M.Ed. (Special Education)
Introduction 8
The Purpose of Naming 9
Historical Perspective 9
Guidelines for Choosing the Right Name 11
Intellectual Disability 11
What Is Intellectual Disability? 12
The Impact of Names Beyond the Hurt Feelings: Implications for Service and Support 14
Conclusion 14
References 15
8
v
CHAPTER 3: AN OVERVIEW OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Common psychiatric disorders
Sherri Melrose, Ph.D. (Nursing)
Introduction 18
Background of Mental Health Care 18
Indicators Associated with Disorders of Thinking 20
Indicators Associated with Disorders of Mood 22
Indicators Associated with Disorders of Behaviour 28
Conclusion 29
References 30
18
CHAPTER 4: COMMON PHYSICAL CONCERNS
Factors impacting health
John Simpson R.P.N., M.Ed. (Special Education)
Introduction 33
Health Status 33
Factors Affecting Health Status 35
Common Health Challenges 40
Impact of Support Providers on Health Status 50
Health Promotion 51
Conclusion 51
References 52
33
CHAPTER 5: WHEN THE PROBLEM IS PAIN
Assessing for pain
Debra Dusome, R.N., Ex.A.T., M.A. (Psychiatric Nursing)
Introduction 56
Ethical Principles for Addressing Physical Health Conditions and Assessing Pain 56
The Hierarchy of Pain Assessment Techniques 56
Guiding Principles Pain Assessment 58
Behavioural Pain Assessment Tools 58
Picture Resources for Identifying Emotions of Physical Distress 60
Pain and Health Care for Dually Diagnosed Persons 64
Conclusion 65
References 65
56
CHAPTER 6: BEHAVIOUR THAT HURTS
Self-injuring and aggressive behaviour
Elizabeth Athens, Ph.D. (Behavior Analyst) and Sherri Melrose, Ph.D. (Nursing)
Introduction 68
Overview of Applied Behavioural Analysis 68
Strategies to Help Decrease Self-Injurious and Aggressive Behaviour 71
Conclusion 72
References 74
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CHAPTER 7: SEXUALITY
Promoting healthy sexual expression
Debra Dusome, R.N., Ex.A.T., M.A.,(Psychiatric Nursing) and Sherri Melrose, Ph.D. (Nursing)
Introduction 77
Discussion Topics for Sexual Education Support 77
Understanding Boundaries 79
Providing Resources 79
Differentiating between Challenging Behaviours and Sex Offending Behaviours 80
Conclusion 84
References 85
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Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities & mental illness
What caregivers need to know

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110 pages

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BC Campus, Open University, accessed 12/15/2015, https://opentextbc.ca/caregivers/

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Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness by Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens used under a CC-BY 4.0 international license. http://open.bccampus.ca

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Melrose, Sherri, “Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness [ebook],” GEAR, accessed September 22, 2017, http://gear.athenstech.edu/items/show/2115.

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