Long gone are the days when a deaf person is expected to struggle through a healthcare consultation with a health professional who has inadequate deaf awareness. Legislation now dictates that the onus is on the health professional to utilise the right communication skills. Deafness is very common, meaning that health professionals, whatever their specialist area, can expect to encounter a client with deafness or hearing loss on a daily basis. Working with Deaf People is intended for use as a general reference manual, offering practical advice on how to prepare for the consultation with clients who are deaf, deafblind or Deaf (i.e. use sign language as their first language). Information is offered about language, communication and culture; case studies demonstrate how the messages can be applied in practice. Every health professional, medical and nursing student, whatever their discipline and whatever country they work in, should have a copy of this book.Table of Contents 1. Facts and figures about deafness, NF2 and deafblindness Anna Middleton, Wanda Neary and Kerstin Möller2. General themes to consider when working with deaf and hard of hearing clients Anna Middleton3. Specialist issues relevant to working with d/Deaf clients Anna Middleton4. Specialist issues relevant to working with clients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 Wanda Neary5. Specialist issues relevant to working with clients with deafblindness Kerstin MöllerIndex.
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Titolo: Working with Deaf People - A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 12x18 cm