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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.
Learning disability branch editor, Rebecca, was shocked to find that individuals close to her were unaware that a disability does not change a person’s desire and right to be in a relationship
After a 29-hour stint at work in the space of one-and-a-half days I am exhausted and have resorted to turning off all electrical devices - minus my laptop as I’m waiting for dreaded essay results to be released - and cuddled up in bed with my little pup
As a film buff there are film quotes that succinctly sum up how you feel about a particular issue. The title of this blog (taken from the film Network) is how I feel about the health inequalities for people with learning disabilities
Dyslexia is known as a hidden disability, and most people are never formally diagnosed
One exam to go then I will have successfully finished my second year. It’s been a struggle, made harder by moving into my own home and getting both a new job and puppy in the space of four months but I’ve made it and I’m still functioning well - thanks largely to chocolate and energy drinks.