Intimate and Personal Care with People with Learning Disabilities
This important guide is the first to consider the management and practice of intimate and personal care. Examining in detail a variety of issues ... Show synopsis This important guide is the first to consider the management and practice of intimate and personal care. Examining in detail a variety of issues including training, ethnicity, sexuality and competence in practice, the contributors bring their extensive practical experience to this text. Drawing on evidence from research by the editors, the book will discuss the ideas that need to be considered by carers and including the nature of touch, how physical contact is intended and experienced, duty of care, and risk management. Written in the context of recent government strategy for people with learning disabilities, the book will also explore management considerations of best value, care standards, performance monitoring and inspection. Providing academic, professional and learning outcomes from research, this book will be an invaluable guide to managers, policy makers, carers, academics and students in the field of social care and learning disability.