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Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne qualified as a nurse in Amsterdam, and moved to the UK in 1985. She holds a first degree in Palliative Care Nursing and completed a PhD in the palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Irene has extensive clinical experience in the fields of both intellectual disabilities (as a support worker and home manager) and palliative care (as a clinical nurse specialist at a hospice). She now works as a Senior Research Fellow at St George's University of London, leading a programme of research aimed at improving health care and end of life care for people with learning disabilities. She is chair of the Palliative Care for people with Learning Disabilities Network. She is also author of Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer and lives in London with her husband and three children.

JKP publications by Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

  1.  Intellectual Disability and Dementia

    Intellectual Disability and Dementia

    Research into Practice

    Edited by Karen Watchman

    An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 336pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 336pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-796-4
  2.  How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

    How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

    A Guide for Carers and Professionals

    Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

    This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counsellors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-280-1
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-583-0
  3.  Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

    Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

    Thirteen Personal Stories

    Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

    This book is a powerful and moving account of the experiences of 13 people with learning disabilities who were living with cancer. The author gained a unique understanding of what it is like for individuals with learning disabilities to live with deteriorating health and how this may impact upon their families, friends and carers. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 272pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-027-2
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-200-6