Category list : Learning disabilities
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As a learning disabilities nursing student I hear the word complex used to describe aspects of the lives of individuals we support.
National plans to close inpatient facilities for people with learning disabilities and move care into the community will see hospital beds reduced by an average of 50% over the next three years, NHS England has revealed.
'Lack of support on placement? Get trending'Subscription
This time last year I was preparing myself for my first placement of my first year of learning disability nursing training; I was terrified.
The importance of assessing pain in adultsSubscription
Pain is a personal experience but may be difficult to communicate. It is vital that nurses know how best to assess it to ensure the optimal treatment is given.
I speak from experience when I say that learning disabilities nursing training is a callous experience.
Through my experience in community nursing I believe registered nurses in district nursing teams need further academic support and clinical development after being in community practice for one year.
Learning disability nursing? What’s that about? Well, that’s not real nursing is it? Oh you mean mental health? No.
Low bowel cancer screening rates among people with learning disabilities are being tackled by a new programme in Wigan, which aims to improve awareness about the condition.
My first year in training as a learning disability nurse (LDN) was a rollercoaster ride to say the least.
NHS England has been too slow to act in its closure of inpatient wards for people with learning disabilities, while failing to ensure the necessary replacement community support is in place, according to charities.