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Physical health and well being

Chapter:
Physical health and well being
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199533220.003.0006
Introduction - Health inequalities - Principles of health promotion - Promoting public health - Promoting physical well-being of individuals - Physical health assessment of people with intellectual disability - Blood pressure, temperature, pulse - Respiration and oxygen saturation levels - Epilepsy - Supporting people with epilepsy - Cardiorespiratory disorders - Obesity - Nutrition - Mobility - Exercise - Diabetes - Thyroid - Cancer - Stopping smoking - Accidents - Sexual health and personal relationships - Gastrointestinal disorders - Constipation - Spirituality - Profound and multiple learning disabilities - Dysphagia - PEG and PEJ feeding - Nasogastric feeding - Hearing - Integration of sensory experiences - Oral health - Healthy skin - Personal and intimate care - Continence - End of life care, preferred place of care - Medicines management - Independent nurse prescribers in intellectual disability

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