Opinion, analysis and debate
'Why choose learning disabilities nursing?'Subscription
Four LD nurses, at various points in their careers, explain why this branch of nursing is challenging, rewarding and downright essential
This piece is written in the hope that those who read it realise that a person’s level of ability is not a stable measure but rather varies drastically in different environments. We must consider the context when we assess, plan and deliver care.
What do you do if you feel you’ve chosen the wrong branch of nursing?
'Comparison is the thief of joy'Subscription
I am borrowing some wisdom from Theodore Roosevelt which, although it has been repeated millions of times, took on new relevance when I found it floating on a familiar blog.
Following your 'heart' is not always easySubscription
The expression ‘follow your heart’ is overused and I feel it needs examining a little to emphasise it is not always a simple thing to do.
Recent research by Mencap has found nearly half of NHS hospitals in England do not have a learning disability liaison nurse in place.
Am I entitled to Disabled Students' Allowance?Subscription
Many student nurses are unaware they are entitled to DSA, meaning they miss out on valuable emotional, practical and financial support
Individuals with learning disabilities are becoming more independent, but at the same time, they are getting fatter.
Kieran was disappointed with his first community placement, but on reflection he realised that the aspects he had seen as “bad” were valuable learning opportunities
Student nurse, Catherine, found healthcare professionals gave mixed reactions to her dyslexia diagnosis