Learning Disability Nursing
News, practice and discussion forums for learning disability nurses
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
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
Regulators have said a mental health and learning disability trust should be placed in “special measures”, the support system for failing NHS organisations, after inspectors judged it to be “inadequate” and raised concerns about low staff morale.
A nurse from Birmingham Children’s Hospital who has been recognised for her work in the South Asian community was honoured this week by academics.
Education leaders have called for a new competency framework to strengthen learning disability training for all branches of student nurses, following concerns many staff working in health and social care settings have limited knowledge in this area.
A legal obligation for health professionals to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, ministers announced today.
Another 13 trial schemes are to be launched next April in which mental health professionals will be placed in police stations and courts, according to NHS England.
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
Recent research by Mencap has found nearly half of NHS hospitals in England do not have a learning disability liaison nurse in place.