'It's the nurses who don't realise how little they know about learning disabilities that scare me'Subscription
After hearing some of the views held about people with learning disabilities, Claire realised just how important it is that this area of nursing is taught to all branches
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Should revision always be your top priority?Subscription
Claire realised that taking time out for herself was more important than spending every minute revising, and regrets nothing
Working within a multidisciplinary team has great advantages when aiming to provide a service to people with learning disabilities.
'It’s surprising how much it means to have somebody recognise that you’re doing something well'Subscription
With attending university full-time, working in the evenings, a car that appears to enjoy breaking down and the first assignment of my second year due, the last few weeks have been fairly tough
'Do nurses need specialist training?'Subscription
After spending time on a general ward, Claire questionned whether nurses should be trained in specific branches.
I have already met many qualified and student nurses who are of the opinion that we (learning disabilities nurses) are not “real nurses”.
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It may sound cheesy, but starting your nursing course really is the beginning of the rest of your life. I started my training a year ago and still remember the pep talk I had from my friends - “Be nice” - that’s what they told me. I didn’t realise that they, my friends of 15 years, actually thought I was anything less than nice!On my first day, I found myself chatting to another new student who was also studying learning disability nursing and somehow told her that I wasn’t at universi