Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Issues for Case Managers and Other Professionals

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Issues for Case Managers and Other Professionals

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Edited by Christine Bigby, Edited by Chris Fyffe, Edited by Elizabeth Ozanne, Contributions by Eric Emerson, Contributions by Estelle Fyffe, Contributions by Timothy Stainton, Contributions by Thomas J. Willis, Contributions by Susana Gavidia-Payne, Contributions by Susan Balandin, Edited by Christine M. Bigby

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  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 228mm x 22mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 29 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843103540
  • ISBN 13: 9781843103547
  • Sales rank: 728,001

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'Thought-provoking, well-written, and offering a range of fresh and sometimes challenging perspectives, Planning and Support should be essential reading for people working in the field of learning disabilities. Highly recommended.' - Involve Magazine The authors outline the skills needed and common issues in case management practice across a range of people with different disabilities at different stages of their life. Emphasising the importance of taking a rights-based approach to supporting people with learning disabilities, the authors argue that effective case management needs to be individualised and carried out in partnership with the individual and their family in order to draw up a lifestyle plan that meets their many needs, including employment, education, vocational training, therapy and behaviour support. The book includes chapters on inter-agency and cross-sector negotiation and collaboration, balancing rights and protection, listening to individuals and families, communication, optimising health outcomes, approaches to behaviour support, ethical decision-making and reflective supervision, and the text is complemented by case studies throughout. An essential reference for practitioners, the book is also an invaluable guide for policy makers, researchers and students, nurses, carers, and people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

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Christine Bigby is Associate Professor and Reader in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia. She is joint editor of Australian Social Work, and an associate editor of the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her research has focussed on people ageing with lifelong disabilities, intellectual disability policy and case management. Chris Fyffe, PhD, is Director of her own consultancy firm, providing policy advice and reviews and evaluations of services from the perspective of people with a disability, their families and staff. She has been a Regional Director of Victorian Community Services, Victoria, Course Coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education (Integration) at La Trobe University, and worked and trained as a psychologist. Elizabeth Ozanne is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, and co-ordinates the Ageing and Disability Research Unit in the School. She is on the Editorial Committee of the Australian Journal of Case Management and a founding member of the Australian Case Management Society. She has participated in several evaluations of aged and disability services with Associate Professor Bigby.

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This positive and comprehensive book provides an array of information about the need for a holistic, 'whole of life' approach when dealing with the case management of individuals with an intellectual disability...this book pieces topic by topic together to positively make up the jigsaw that that is case management... This well written and informative book looks critically and effectively at all the issues involved in case management. It raises a series of important issues that continue to need to be addressed if the quality of life for people with an intellectual disability is to continue to be significantly enhanced. -- The British Journal of Developmental Disabilities

Table of contents

Foreword, Jim Mansell. Introduction: Contexts, Structures and Processes of Case Management, Christine Bigby, La Trobe University, Chris Fyffe, Consultant, Australia, and Elizabeth Ozanne, University of Melbourne. 1.Case Management with People with Intellectual Disabilities: Purpose, Tensions and Challenges, Christine Bigby, La Trobe University. 2.Understanding Intellectual Disabilities, Chris Fyffe, Consultant, Australia. 3. Balancing Rights, Risk and Protection of Adults, David Green, La Trobe University, and David Sykes, the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate. 4.Walk a Day in My Shoes, Lesley Gough, RMIT University, Australia. 5.Case Management in a Rights-Based Environment: Structure, Context and Roles, Tim Stainton, University of British Columbia School of Social Work. 6.Working with Other Organisations and Other Service Sectors, Estelle Fyffe, Annecto - The People Network, Victoria. 7.Working to Empower Families: Perspectives of Care Managers, Gordon Grant, the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and Paul Ramcharan, RMIT University, Bandoora, Victoria. 8.A Life Managed or a Life Lived?: A Parental View on Case Management, Marie Knox, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. 9.Taking It Personally: Challenging Poor and Abusive Care Management Practice, Margaret Flynn, Sheffield University, UK, and Peter Flynn, Manchester, UK. 10.Be There For Me: Case Management in My Life, Colin Hiscoe, Reinforce, Victoria, with Kelley Johnson, RMIT University, Melbourne. 11.Working Things Out Together: A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Parents with Intellectual Disabilities, Margaret Spencer and Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Sydney University. 12.Intellctual Disability and the Complexity of Challenging Behaviour and Mental Illness: Some Case Management Suggestions, Gary LaVigna and Thomas Willis, Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis. 13.The Importance of Friendships for Young People with Intellectual Disabilities, Brenda Burgen and Christine Bigby, La Trobe University. 14.Issues of Middle Age and Beyond for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families, Christine Bigby, La Trobe University. 15.The Role of the Case Manager in Supporting Communication, Susan Balandin, University of Sydney. 16.Accessing Quality Healthcare, Philip Graves, Monash Medical Centre, Victoria. 17.Supporting Children and Their Families, Susanna Gavidia-Payne, RMIT University, Melbourne. 19.Review of Evaluative Research on Case Management for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Janet Robertson and Eric Emerson, Lancaster University, UK. Notes. Subject index. Author index.