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
A trust in East Anglia is set to launch a “nursing academy” for newly-qualified nurses, in a bid to retain and recruit staff.
Nearly half of NHS hospitals in England do not have a learning disability liaison nurse in place, according to research by a charity, which has warned the shortage is putting patients’ lives at risk.
Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study claims.
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.
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.