Learning Disability Practice
Online sources list rigorous steps to take after each shift – but what do the experts say?
Employers and loved ones praise dedication of Alice Kit Tak Ong and Rebecca Mack
Inadequate provision is compromising nurse and patient safety, RCN warns
Public Health England guidance contrasts with Resuscitation Council advice on CPR
NHS staff can speak to volunteers from charities such as Hospice UK and the Samaritans
Three-pronged survey will look at healthcare staff’s experiences throughout the pandemic
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This article describes a public engagement project on bereavement
TV star Carrie Grant says nurses can help through ‘collaboration, community and curiosity’
Learning disability nurses might be asked to help a service user looking for love and companionship to apply to a dating agency
Event attracted practitioners and people with learning disabilities and their families
How nurses can help people with learning disabilities who are at risk of forced marriage
Irene Tuffrey-Wijne advocates service-user involvement in decisions that affect them
RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource
Global pandemic means that learning disability nursing ‘reset’ may have to wait
A long wait in a hospital shows it’s wise to disclose the true situation at the outset
A mother inspired a company to make changes that will help children with disabilities
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.
Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role
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