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Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Promoting Positive Partnerships

This DVD resource has been developed in conjunction with PAMIS, a voluntary organisation, which was established in 1992 to provide support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), their family and carers and interested professionals. They work with the whole family providing lifelong support and this DVD resource will cover some of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for people with PMLD.
The DVD has been designed to support existing education and training and continuing professional development for staff around supporting people with profound learning and multiple disabilities and their families that are accessing acute hospital care.
The DVD consists of 5 chapters each with a theme. Within each chapter there are a number of clips that take between 3 and 9 minutes to watch. The DVD has been designed so that you do not need to watch the whole resource or a whole chapter but can easily move to each clip that is relevant to your purposes. The themes covered are:

• What is PMLD?
• Overcoming barriers
• Family centred care
• Invasive procedures
• Hospital and palliative care

The chapters show a mix of family carers talking about their experiences of caring for their son or daughter and the support they have received from health and social care providers and relevant professional from a range of backgrounds.
This DVD will be of benefit in a wider range of education and training opportunities and could be used:

• On pre-registration nursing programmes (all fields)
• To support existing induction training
• For wider health and social care training

If you would like a hard copy of this DVD please contact

 Chapter 1

 Chapter 2

 Chapter 3

 Chapter 4

 Chapter 5