Opinion, analysis and debate
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
Can disabilities be called so?Subscription
Learning disabilities editor Liv reflects on her current placement at a brain injury rehabilitation hospital — and how she’s learned an important lesson is just a few weeks.
'When people get access to services they’re entitled to, I feel I’ve done something right'Subscription
Apprentice joiner at a shipyard, building firm owner, and clinical nurse specialist for learning disabilities. Brian Evans’ CV is not short on variety.
Placements that exceed expectations: Forensic services for people with learning disabilitiesSubscription
Learning disability nursing student editor, Olivia, knew there was one placement she didn’t want: forensics. But as soon as her placement started she realised her fears were unfounded
'Keep calm and find a job'Subscription
What happens when you don’t have a plan for when you qualify?
'We do work with pencils and paint, but learning disability nursing is still misrepresented'Subscription
People with learning disabilities and learning disability nurses; are they as misunderstood as one other?
In July, I travelled to Lordes with the charity HCPT as my elective placement.
“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, It requires an exclusive devotion”, said arguably the most famous nurse of all time, Florence Nightingale. Due to our devotion to our profession, are nurses unable to dedicate time to their own lives?
We talk to Ruth Northway who has been a nurse for 37 years and is currently professor of learning disability nursing at the University of South Wales.
Over-prescribing: yes it still happens.