Learning Disability Nursing
News, practice and discussion forums for learning disability nurses
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
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
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aim to protect patients and staff when patients lack capacity to make decisions for themselves
An autism “passport” has been launched by a national charity to help nurses and other staff care for hospital patients with learning disabilities.
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.
More must be done to prevent avoidable deaths among people with learning disabilities, the parliamentary health watchdog has warned.
Anti-psychotic medication is given to more than two thirds of inpatients with learning disabilities in specialist units, a census has shown.
One of Leicestershire’s most experienced nurses has retired after a 30-year career in healthcare without a single day off sick.
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
Student nurse, Catherine, found healthcare professionals gave mixed reactions to her dyslexia diagnosis