Learning Disability Nursing
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Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.
The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice
A confidential inquiry found that people with learning disabilities were three times more likely than the general population to die from causes that could have been prevented by high-quality healthcare
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
Private provider Care UK has sold its learning disabilities services to Lifeways, an independent provider of specialist care.
A scheme that sees mental health nurses work alongside police officers to support people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities while in police custody or court has been expanded to cover around half of England’s population.
A community and mental health provider in Yorkshire has become the latest NHS organisation to be granted foundation trust status.
A group of nursing students have made a video to promote collaboration between nurses and patients, and emphasise that clinicians are “human too”.
A group of NHS hospitals in London are in discussions to use a new non-invasive prenatal test for Down’s Syndrome that has been proven to be more accurate than other forms of testing for the condition.
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
This piece is written in the hope that those who read it realise that a person’s level of ability is not a stable measure but rather varies drastically in different environments. We must consider the context when we assess, plan and deliver care.