Learning Disability Nursing
News, practice and discussion forums for learning disability nurses
People with learning disabilities may display anxiety-driven behaviours that disrupt mealtimes. A study suggests that calming music may reduce agitation
Medicines management is a core nursing skill. This review gives an introduction to and taster of our newly launched online Nursing Times Learning unit on drug calculations.
Educators need to become conversant with dyscalculia and consider strategies for supporting student nurses through to registration.
The quality of mentoring can vary. A new role aimed to bridge gaps between theory and practice in practice-based learning, and improve consistency of placements.
This article explores the issue of communication between health professionals and patients with cancer from different cultures, and the limitations in using professional or family interpreters.
Almost 100% of voting members at the Royal College of Nursing Congress have backed a resolution calling for national guidelines on restraint of patients.
People with mental illness or learning disabilities may be being deprived on their liberties, regulators warned after they found that there is a “widespread” lack of understanding about the Mental Capacity Act.
The care home company that ran Winterbourne View has been put into administration.
The Winterbourne View whistleblower was described as a potential “spanner in the works” by one of the care home’s regional managers, case notes from an employment tribunal have revealed.
Guidance has been developed on dealing with continence issues in children with ano-rectal malformations often associated with Down’s Syndrome.
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
Shocked by what her learning disability nursing students told her, Helen Laverty set up an event to promote the specialty’s value