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
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.
Karen Wilson has been appointed as the new managing director of the charity Alternative Futures Group, which is based in the North West.
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.
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
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