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Autism and Asperger's Conditions: A Practical Guide For Nurses

Discusses recent developments and challenges in providing services for patients with autism and Asperger's.

Practical, accessible text written specifically for nurses to improve patient care covering a wide range of patient groups and case studies.

Includes the author's personal experience with autism; he is the parent of a son with Asperger's and has himself been diagnosed with high functioning Asperger's.

About the author

Christopher Barber is a registered nurse (learning disabilities). He is on several editorial boards including the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Health Care Assistants and Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Table of contents

1 Introduction

2 What autism and ASD are and are not

3 A history of autism and ASD

4 Some causes of autism and ASD

5 Some diagnostic issues and ASD

6 Diagnostic issues ii: a personal journey

7 Children with autism and ASDs

8 Adolescents with autism and ASDs

9 Adults with autism and ASDs

10 Mental health issues and ASDs

11 Nursing interventions: past

12 Nursing interventions: present

13 Nursing interventions: future

14 Person centred planning

15 Autism and sensory issues

16 Personalisation

17 Nursing interventions for independent adults

18 Nursing interventions for family carers

19 The Autism Act 2009

20 The Mental Capacity Act and people on the autism spectrum

21 Resources

22 References

ISBN: 9781856424110