Supporting women with learning disabilities through the menopause. A manual and training resource for health and social care workers. Second edition

McCarthy, Michelle and Millard, Lorraine (2017) Supporting women with learning disabilities through the menopause. A manual and training resource for health and social care workers. Second edition. Pavilion Publishing, Brighton UK, 121 pp. ISBN 978-1-911028-57-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This flexible new edition of our best-selling training book provides a valuable resource for working with individuals and groups, as well as for staff training, on the vital topic of menopause. It provides thoroughly piloted and comprehensive information about the menopause, in addition to how women with learning disabilities can be affected and how they might best be supported. Training on the menopause within services is very rare, therefore the exercises in this pack are designed to encourage those with or without specialist knowledge to run training for other staff, and do supportive work with service users. The group work option gives women with learning disabilities the opportunity to come together and recognise that the menopause is a normal part of life and something that happens to all women. As well as learning about the menopause, it can foster a sense of sharing and connection. As a resource for individual work, the materials provide an opportunity to give information and discuss personal subjects in depth, with the aid of pictures and film. The resource also contains a variety of staff training exercises, with supporting materials, which will help prepare staff for this work. They are designed to enable staff to recognise when women with learning disabilities might be going through the menopause and how they might help them deal with this. As well as providing advice for care workers, the book also aims to empower women with learning disabilities to make decisions for themselves about how they manage the menopause, with the inclusion of material written directly for them.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: menopause women learning disabilities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 17:27 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 11:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62121 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McCarthy, Michelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-2516
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