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This article discusses the barriers preventing people with learning disabilities from being more physically active, and how nurses can encourage them to increase their level of activity
A winning team from the Nursing Times Awards 2016 set up an asthma clinic for people with learning disabilities to help improve asthma control and reduce pressure on urgent care services
People with learning disabilities are not always actively involved in research, but inclusive studies can generate findings that are representative of this group of people
Learning disabilities: reducing inequalitiesSubscription
Nurses without a learning disability qualification can feel unsure of how best to care for patients with a learning disability, but simple changes can have a large impact
Toileting problems in children with autismSubscription
Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families
Effect of music on mealtime disruptionsSubscription
People with learning disabilities may display anxiety-driven behaviours that disrupt mealtimes. A study suggests that calming music may reduce agitation
This article explores the effectiveness of health checks for people with learning disabilities in identifying unmet health needs.
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
People with learning disabilities may need support to make healthcare decisions. Nurses can use the Mental Capacity Act to ensure decisions are made in patients’ best interests