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Core Curriculum for Specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Resource for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Author(s): Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAMR, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763747657
  • ISBN-10:0763747653
  • Paperback    442 pages      © 2005
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Core Curriculum for Specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is the first ever interdisciplinary text on health issues concerning persons, of all ages, with intellectual and developmental disabilities designed for the classroom. The book is in outline format for easy use in developing lectures, presentations, and handouts on important health issues affecting this population. The core curriculum can be used in its entirety or chapter by chapter as needed.

Features & Benefits

A core curriculum of salient topics related to health issues for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages. Deisgned for the health professional.

An interdisciplinary text, written by nationally known authors in the field, that comprehensively covers important health topics related to issues and management concerns.

Contains important chapters on etiology, epidemiology, genetics, health care across the lifespan, seizure management, eating and swallowing disorders, oral health, mental health, quality of life, ethical and legal issues, economic and policy issues.

Easy-to-read, comprehensive information in outline format; includes resources and references.

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for use in graduate courses for medical, nursing, and social work students, as well as in programs for physical, occupational and speech therapy, nutrition, and public health.

Section 1: History of Health Professional’s Involvement in the Care of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Chapter 1: History of Nursing and Health Professionals in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, by Wendy M. Nehring

Section 2. Basic Concepts

Chapter 2: Definitions of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, by Ann Poindexter and Wendy M. Nehring

Chapter 3: Etiology, by Stanley Handmaker

Chapter 4: Epidemiology, by Ann Poindexter and Wendy M. Nehring

Section 3: The Influence of Genetics

Chapter 5: Genetic Concepts, by Deb Natvig

Section 4: Nursing and Health Professional’s Roles in the Field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Chapter 6: Roles and Responsibilities of Nurses and Health Professionals Who Specialize in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, by J. Carolyn Graff, T. Whitaker, L. Murphy, and S. McFadden

Chapter 7: Health Promotion, by Wendy M. Nehring and Melissa Spezia Faulkner

Chapter 8: Early Intervention Services for Infants and their Families, by Mary Elizabeth Bruder

Chapter 9: Preschool and Early Childhood, by Dalice Hertzberg and Marilyn Krajicek

Chapter 10: School-age and Adolescence, by Wendy M. Nehring and Sandra A. Faux

Chapter 11: Transition to Adulthood, by Cecily A. Betz

Chapter 12: Adulthood, by Wendy M. Nehring and Laura Pickler

Chapter 13: Sexuality, by Marilyn Krajicek, David Thomas, and Dalice Hertzberg

Chapter 14: Older Adult, by Joan Earle Hahn and Kathy Pekala Service

Chapter 15: Seizure Disorders, by Jean Nelson Farley

Chapter 16: Nutrition, by Judith Amundson

Chapter 17: Eating and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Adults and Children, by Lee Barks and Justine Joan Sheppard

Chapter 18: Behavior Management and Mental Health, by Sarah Ailey

Chapter 19: Psychopharmaceutical Management of Co-Morbid Psychiatric Diseases, by I. Leslie Rubin and Roy Sanders

Chapter 20: Case Identification and Management, by Barbara Hanley

Chapter 21: Infections, Infectious Disease, and Infection Controll, by Felissa R. Lashley

Chapter 22: Quality of Life and Outcomes Management, by Robert Schalock

Chapter 23: Oral Health, by Steven Corbin and Stanford Fenton

Section 5: Family Perspectives

Chapter 24: Family Issues Across the Lifespan, by Sandra A. Faux

Section 6: Health Care Policy Issues

Chapter 25: Cultural and Ethnic Issues, by Wendy M. Nehring and Sheryl White-Scott

Chapter 26: Ethical and Legal Issues, by Teresa A. Savage

Chapter 27: Economic and Policy Issues, by Theodore A. Kastner and Kevin K. Walsh


Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAMR-East Tennessee State University, Tennessee

Wendy M. Nehring, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAIDD is Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University as of Feburary, 2008. Previously, she held administrative and faculty positions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a faculty position at Illinois Wesleyan University. Dr. Nehring received her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her MS in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University. Dr. Nehring is nationally and internationally known in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and in the field of high-fidelity nursing simulation. Along with Felissa Lashley, she is the author of Critical Incident Nursing Management, a conceptual framework for nursing practice using high-fidelity patient simulation. Dr. Nehring is also part of the Rutgers team of faculty who participated as a pilot school in the development of METI’s Program for Nursing Curriculum Integration (PNCI). In addition, Dr. Nehring wrote the only nursing history book on nursing in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. She and her colleagues have revised the Scope and Standards of Practice in this specialty in 2004 and this publication was published by American Nurses Publishing and the American Association on Mental Retardation. Dr. Nehring is also the editor of a core curriculum for nurses and health professionals specializing in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (2005), an evidence-based practice book on specific health promotion topics and the research that was conducted on these topics with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (2005), and a book on the health concerns of adolescents with special health care needs and disabilities transitioning into adulthood (2007). She has written, presented, and consulted widely on this nursing specialty. Dr. Nehring’s funding has been in both of these areas. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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  • "The emphasis on quality and outcomes, attention to family perspectives and health care policy issues are just a few examples of the extensive scope of this book. This is a “must-have” resource for nurses and health professionals specializing in I/DD, as well as for students with an interest in this field. Certified DD nurses or those preparing for certification now have an invaluable text that will become an integral part of their library.  Get this book….it will make you proud to be a nurse specializing in I/DD."

    To read the rest of this review, click here!

    --Reviewd by Jan Schlaier, BNP, EdD (c)

    IJNIDD – International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2005;2(1)