Learning disability student nurse editor
What happens when the location of your placement is right, but the timing is all wrong?
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
“Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least,” BBC News reports.
A record number of requests have been made by hospitals and care homes to deprive people of their liberty, figures show.
Mental Capacity Act
Regardless of their own views, health professionals must respect patients’ decisions to consent to or decline interventions and ensure they are informed of the consequences
Although nurses must offer the best possible care, they must also respect patients’ wishes if they decide to decline this care, even if this decision is life-threatening
Starting toilet training later in children with learnng disabilities can result in obstacles. A five step approch was developed to achieve bladder and bowel control
This study investigated continence care provided in residential homes for people with learning disabilities
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
Breast and cervical screening can be a daunting, traumatic and often confusing process for women with learning disabilities.
A weekly exercise group for people with learning disabilities was developed to promote fitness and healthy eating. Two community nurses explain how
People with learning disabilities have a high risk of obesity and cardiovascular morbidity. Multidisciplinary working is vital to identify potential problems early
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
An autism “passport” has been launched by a national charity to help nurses and other staff care for hospital patients with learning disabilities.
People with a learning disability or a mental health label are not treated in a respectful manner, says Terry Bryan
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.