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
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
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