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Dog bite hospitalisations highest in deprived areas

3-May-2014

“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

21-Aug-2013

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

Should practitioners override patient choices?

Should practitioners override patient choices? Subscription Required

3-Oct-2014

Patients sometimes make choices that may harm their health. Should practitioners be able to override these choices if they are acting in the patient’s benefit?

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb?

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb? Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014

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?

Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

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

17-Oct-2014

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

19-Aug-2011

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

21-Aug-2008

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

9-Aug-2010

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

5-Aug-2010

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

Nurse-led initiative aims to support newly-qualifieds

10-Nov-2014

A trust in East Anglia is set to launch a “nursing academy” for newly-qualified nurses, in a bid to retain and recruit staff.

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Terry Bryan

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

30-Jul-2013

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

10-Aug-2012

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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