Learning disability student nurse editor
As my time as learning disabilities nursing student editor draws to a close it feels appropriate to say goodbye with this reassurance that I will never lose faith in learning disabilities nursing.
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
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.
The issues of not enough nursing hours or appointments for patients are perennial ones.
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
Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families
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
Learning disability nursing? What’s that about? Well, that’s not real nursing is it? Oh you mean mental health? No.
Low bowel cancer screening rates among people with learning disabilities are being tackled by a new programme in Wigan, which aims to improve awareness about the condition.
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.