As my time as learning disabilities nursing student editor draws to a close it feels appropriate to say goodbye with this reassurance that I will never lose faith in learning disabilities nursing.
Lucy Cleden-Radford undertook the role of student nurse editor for learning disabilities branch from September 2014-15
Never ‘just’ a nurseSubscription
As the end of her course approaches, Lucy reflects on why she sometimes feels the need to use the word “just” when she tells people she is a nurse
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.
'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.
No, you don't understand how they feelSubscription
As nurses, and as people, we want to comfort others, show that we care and empathise with their situation. But often we go about this in the wrong way.
As the new year begins we are almost obliged to reflect upon the past year and develop expectations for the year ahead, and in this case I expect a lot.
Why is it that all the positive changes and developments happening within the nursing profession are overlooked, while negative headlines take centre-stage?
Individuals with learning disabilities are becoming more independent, but at the same time, they are getting fatter.