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Learning Disability Nursing

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Identifying parents with learning disabilities

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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

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Professional boundaries in learning disability care

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Nurses and other staff in learning disability care may unwittingly or deliberately breach professional boundaries. Education and discussion can help manage this

Service users’ perceptions of student nurses

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A study examined how people using learning disability services perceived student nurses and what they liked and disliked about the students’ presence and input

A new approach to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

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Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children is challenging. A new framework will support staff at all levels in their safeguarding responsibilities through training and designated professionals

How to apply Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aim to protect patients and staff when patients lack capacity to make decisions for themselves

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Oxford units to remain closed in wake of teenager's death

An NHS facility in Oxford that shut its doors following the death of a teenager with learning disabilities will not reopen.

Action plan for learning disability nursing in Northern Ireland

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.

'Passport' aims to help autistic patients communicate with nurses

An autism “passport” has been launched by a national charity to help nurses and other staff care for hospital patients with learning disabilities.

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Labour pushes for transfer of vulnerable patients from ATUs

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.

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People with learning disabilities at risk of 'avoidable deaths'

More must be done to prevent avoidable deaths among people with learning disabilities, the parliamentary health watchdog has warned.

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Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: improving services

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This Social Care Institute for Excellence film looks at how services can be improved for people with behaviours that challenge.

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Misleading claims of 'cure for Down's syndrome'

The Mail Online suggests there could be a “cure” for Down’s syndrome, saying that scientists have “discovered a way to reverse the learning difficulties caused by the condition”.

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