Learning Disability Nursing
News, practice and discussion forums for learning disability nurses
Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable
Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families
Various tools can help to identify people with learning disabilities but more research is needed to find out how useful they are in identifying parents with learning disabilities
Nurses and other staff in learning disability care may unwittingly or deliberately breach professional boundaries. Education and discussion can help manage this
A study examined how people using learning disability services perceived student nurses and what they liked and disliked about the students’ presence and input
An NHS facility in Oxford that shut its doors following the death of a teenager with learning disabilities will not reopen.
Ensuring that the best possible care is delivered to people with a learning disability must be a “key priority” for health services in Northern Ireland, under new government plans.
An autism “passport” has been launched by a national charity to help nurses and other staff care for hospital patients with learning disabilities.
The government is being urged to protect vulnerable people with learning disabilities from abuse and neglect by giving them the care and support they need at home or in the community.
More must be done to prevent avoidable deaths among people with learning disabilities, the parliamentary health watchdog has warned.
Resources from Netbuddy
Nursingtimes.net is partnering with Netbuddy to help nurses care for people with learning disabilities. Here, we look at tips on bedwetting.
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Resources from SCIE
Kieran was disappointed with his first community placement, but on reflection he realised that the aspects he had seen as “bad” were valuable learning opportunities
Behind the Headlines
“Broccoli chemical may improve autism symptoms,” The Daily Telegraph reports. A small study suggests sulforaphane, a chemical that gives broccoli its distinctive taste, may help improve some of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).