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Learning Disability Nurse Survival Guide: Common Questions and Answers for the Learning Disability Nurse

This pocket-sized and highly practical text aims to provide students and qualified learning disability nurses with vital information, covering common situations and queries, through to unexpected situations and concerns. Including contributions from nurses, healthcare professionals, service users and carers, this title is based on contemporary practice and relevant case studies. Each chapter answers questions clearly and succinctly, providing information on care that is appropriate and beneficial to people with learning disabilities.

Scope and contents

Common syndromes
Professional and legal responsibilities of a learning disability nurse
Mental health in learning disability
Complex behaviours
Physical health in learning disability
Long term conditions in learning disability
Leadership and management
Dealing with emergencies

About the author

David Dalby is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead for Learning Disability Nursing at DeMontfort University. He has Published: articles on learning disability nursing in Nursing Times, Research in Nursing and Learning Disability Practice.

Chris Knifton is a Senior Lecturer in Dementia, Learning Disability and Mental Health at DeMontfort University. He also works as Dementia School Lead and School Nursing Skills Facilitator. He has contributed to previous Quay Books' publications, including Fundamental Aspects of Long-Term Conditions and Forensic Mental Health Nursing Ethics, Debates and Dilemmas.


Health care, nursing, learning disability, mental health


Qualified learning disability nurses working in a range of settings. Lecturers, managers and students of nursing, learning disability, psychology and social work.

ISBN: 9781856424349