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Dog bite hospitalisations highest in deprived areas


“Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least,” BBC News reports.

Record number of Dols bids made

Record number of Dols bids made


A record number of requests have been made by hospitals and care homes to deprive people of their liberty, figures show.

The Mental Capacity Act provides a two-stage diagnostic and functional test

Improving the efficacy of the Mental Capacity Act Subscription Required


The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.

'Revalidation signals more GP support for practice nurses'

'Revalidation signals more GP support for practice nurses' Subscription Required


The issues of not enough nursing hours or appointments for patients are perennial ones.

Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required


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

Toileting problems in children with autism

Toileting problems in children with autism Subscription Required


Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families

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Decisions about sex for people with learning disabilities Subscription Required


People with learning disabilities are often victims of sexual abuse. Nurses need to assess their ability to consent and help them understand the consequences of sexual contact

Screening support for women with learning disabilities Subscription Required


Breast and cervical screening can be a daunting, traumatic and often confusing process for women with learning disabilities.

Clients exercising during a weekly session

Fit for life: promoting healthy lifestyles for adults with learning disabilities Subscription Required


A weekly exercise group for people with learning disabilities was developed to promote fitness and healthy eating. Two community nurses explain how

Obesity rates are higher among people with learning disabilities

Obesity in people with learning disabilities: possible causes and reduction interventions


People with learning disabilities have a high risk of obesity and cardiovascular morbidity. Multidisciplinary working is vital to identify potential problems early

Terry Bryan

Terry Bryan: 'Why doesn’t person-centred care extend to vulnerable people?'


People with a learning disability or a mental health label are not treated in a respectful manner, says Terry Bryan

GP and patient talking

Communication in cross-cultural cancer care


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.


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