Category list : Learning disabilities
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At James Paget University Hospitals, vulnerable patients undergoing elective surgery benefit from extra support from the ‘VIP pathway’ team. This initiative won the Learning Disabilities Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support people with learning disabilities in a bid to prevent more lives being “tragically cut short”, under latest government proposals.
The prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorders is now thought to be between 1% and 1.5% and even more people will be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
Critical shortages of learning disabilities nurses could lead to more vulnerable patients being sent to Victorian style institutions away from their loved ones, a union has warned.
Learning disability nursing students who qualified for a bursary have admitted they may not have embarked on their studies if the funding was not available.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by Cambridge University.
The NHS in England is facing up to a 35% shortfall in learning disability nurses by 2020 unless action is taken to address the current education and recruitment “crisis”, according to an official analysis.
This article discusses the barriers preventing people with learning disabilities from being more physically active, and how nurses can encourage them to increase their level of activity
In hospital, people with a learning disability often receive poor care; some die prematurely as a result. How can nurses help reduce these inequalities?, asks Jane Iorizzo
A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability nurse in England at a charity awards ceremony.