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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.

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?

Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion

Gaining informed consent for blood transfusion Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014

Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken

Young child on a potty

One step at a time: how to toilet train children with learning disabilities Subscription Required

26-Nov-2010

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

Providing intimate continence care for people with learning disabilities

Providing intimate continence care for people with learning disabilities Subscription Required

18-Feb-2009

This study investigated continence care provided in residential homes for people with learning disabilities

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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

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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