Student NT Editor - Learning Disabilities
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
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.
CPD's not just for qualified nursesSubscription
Student NT Editor, Rebecca Wallett, explains how CPD can help with your practice both before and after qualifying and, crucially, help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs
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.
Are you yet to experience your first working Christmas? It’s not as bad as you imagine, explains student editor Rebecca
As a learning disabilities nursing student I hear the word complex used to describe aspects of the lives of individuals we support.