Learning disability student nurse editor
After hearing some of the views held about people with learning disabilities, Claire realised just how important it is that this area of nursing is taught to all branches
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
A patient is asking to have a healthy leg amputated as he feels it is not part of his body. Should such requests ever be granted? And, if so, in what circumstances?
Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken
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 NHS facility in Oxford that shut its doors following the death of a teenager with learning disabilities will not reopen.
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.