Opinion, analysis and debate
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.
Whilst training for my learning disability nursing degree I am also a support worker for a fantastic charity.
'We must evolve our terminology to reflect our approach to care. Let's start with 'service user''Subscription
I think it’s fair to say that learning disability nurses are all too familiar with a variety of often puzzling terms used to identify the individuals we support. But there is one term in particular that, put simply, has to go.
As a learning disabilities nursing student I hear the word complex used to describe aspects of the lives of individuals we support.
'Lack of support on placement? Get trending'Subscription
This time last year I was preparing myself for my first placement of my first year of learning disability nursing training; I was terrified.