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Intervention for people with learning disability
Pages 12 (3012 words)
Name: Tutor: Course: Date: University: Introduction The environment for healthcare and support are constantly changing as the number of patients with multiple and complex needs increase, and clients increasingly have high expectations on what health, care, and support should deliver.
Although, this is a welcome development, governments should ensure that their health and social care systems are open and ready to meet the changing health needs of individuals with learning disabilities. In the outlined case, James was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and was referred to the learning disabilities nursing teams to get support in managing weight and his challenging behaviours. The paper highlights theory, evidence in caring for individuals with learning disabilities, barriers and challenges that they encounter when accessing the full range of health services, and practical and effective interventions seeking to enhance access to healthcare. Learning disabilities impact on the capability to learn, to communicate, and undertake everyday tasks. The determination of eligibility can be based on the level of intelligence (via the use of IQ test), the level of social functioning based on such areas such as communication, budgeting, or personal hygiene and the history of the individual. Statistics indicate that there are 1.5 million people in Britain live with learning disabilities. This figure will increase by 14% between 2001 and 2021 (Department of Health 2009, p.4). People with learning disabilities are a diverse group and differ broadly in their capabilities, influencing the support that each person needs. ...
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