Opinion, analysis and debate
As we celebrate 100 years of learning disability nursing, it’s important to take stock and look at where learning disability nursing has come from and where it needs to go.
This month’s issue of Nursing Times focuses on learning disabilities, both from the perspective of general nurses caring for people affected by a learning disability and that of nurses working in the specialty itself.
The Department of Health and Social Care has recently announced a consultation for health professionals about mandatory training on learning disability and autism.
Genevieve Rice speaks to Stephen Simpson, senior autism practitioner at South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust about changes in the way in which autistic patients are seen and cared for.
The prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorders is now thought to be between 1% and 1.5% and even more people will be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
In hospital, people with a learning disability often receive poor care; some die prematurely as a result. How can nurses help reduce these inequalities?, asks Jane Iorizzo
For the last 99 years the work of learning disability (LD) nurses has been largely hidden within the wider nursing family; much like the population that we serve.
It’s been a strange summer….Subscription
In the first of her new student editor columns, midwifery trainee Holly Morse looks back on a summer of change.
The dilemma of choiceSubscription
In her final blog as learning disability student nurse editor, Olivia Lindsay-Gould looks into the ethical issue of the choice of life, and the right to die.
With the phrase ’healthy living’ becoming more and more common, learning disabilities editor, Olivia, learns about the fine line between being healthy and creating an unhealthy habit