Learning Disability Practice
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Queen's Nursing Institute clinical adviser sets out pillars of practice for LD nurses
Such behaviour can mean needs aren't being met, and nurses need to be aware of this
NHS England head of LD nursing says the profession has to fight to prove its worth
Ruth May also hinted at a possible return of the bursary to support nursing students
Professor says healthcare staff have a ‘very strong responsibility’ to accept vaccination
A look at Batten disease, a collection of rare and fatal inherited disorders of the nervous...
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Reflexivity can be used by researchers to manage their thoughts, feelings and preconceptions
Asthma is a long-term condition that requires patient education, support and close...
Exploring the evidence base for mindfulness-based interventions for people with LDs
Supporting and mentoring learning disability nursing students can be rewarding for all...
Irene Tuffrey-Wijne advocates service-user involvement in decisions that affect them
How nurses can help people with learning disabilities who are at risk of forced marriage
RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource
Team has reduced hospital stays and introduced 'champions' network and training
Families explain how they feel there can be a lack of health and social care support
Paula McGowan led campaign call at Positive Choices 2019 conference
Learning disability nurses have disappeared from the register at an alarming rate
An experience with a violent patient taught Hazel Molyneux why forming a rapport is vital
People with learning disabilities can feel a sense of connection by going to football matches, especially at clubs that welcome them creatively
Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to hospital, and one nursing student is creating a toolkit that will include tips from specialists and signposting to additional support
Reminding a service user with learning disabilities how much her behaviour had improved helped nursing student Bradley Squirrell successfully de-escalate a violent situation
Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of ‘as required’ medication for patients on a forensic learning disability ward, earning her a place as a finalist in the RCNi Nurse Awards.
After witnessing their son’s care, a couple have decided to become learning disability nurses
Award-winning Penelope Clark moved her family 800 miles to take up a post as the only community liaison nurse for learning disabilities and autism on the remote Shetland Islands
Sabine Schwaebisch on her role as as a band 6 care team nurse in palliative care at Helen House Children’s Hospice, Oxford, where 95% of children have a learning disability