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Alison Leary

The nurses and midwives named in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2019

Leaders in clinical care, research, education and nursing management among those recognised

Nurse talking to patient with a learning disability

Learning disability is an 'equal and valuable' branch of nursing, says report...

Report calls for more recognition and education provision for learning disability nurses

Whorlton Hall

Five days that rocked the learning disability nursing care sector

Why the care of people with learning disabilities and autism is in need of urgent improvement

LeDeR report highlights care crisis and need for learning disability nursing investment

Report reveals learning disabilities and Down’s syndrome still being given as cause of death

Hearing voices

Hearing voices group for people with learning disabilities piloted and evaluated

Global mental health service-user movement suggests links to past trauma

Independent living

How deinstitutionalisation of adults with learning disabilities affects quality of life

Movement to community settings associated with improved sense of independent decision-making

Evidence and Practice

PEG

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding: clinical knowledge and skills for LD nurses

The knowledge and skills required to manage patients with a PEG tube safely and effectively

Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability

Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability

Processing style may affect emotion recognition differently in children and adults

Caring for people with learning disabilities: the attitudes and perceptions of general nurses

Attitudes and perceptions of general nurses caring for people with learning disabilities

Literature review examining general nurses' caring for people with learning disabilities

Positive behaviour support standards audit in an assessment and treatment unit for people with an intellectual disability

Positive behaviour support standards audit of people with an intellectual disability

This article describes how PBS standards were audited in an assessment and treatment unit

Service provision in Scotland for people with an intellectual disability and dementia: adherence to good practice guidelines

Service provision for people in Scotland with an intellectual disability and dementia

Adherence to good practice guidelines for people with an intellectual disability and dementia

‘Sweet dreams’: an evidence-based approach to effective sleep hygiene maintenance for people with an intellectual disability

Effective sleep hygiene maintenance for people with an intellectual disability

An evidence-based approach to determine and enable the sleeping needs of people with ID

Features

Don't forget about us, say parents of children with learning disabilities

Families explain how they feel there can be a lack of health and social care support

Paula McGowan

Oliver McGowan: mother wants compulsory LD training to be her son's legacy

Paula McGowan led campaign call at Positive Choices 2019 conference

Coach’s support helps hold down a job

A scheme gives coaching to people with a learning disability until they settle into a new job

Low House

Person-centred support for men with learning disabilities who have a forensic history

What it takes for a care home to gain outstanding status from the Care Quality Commission

A century of learning disability nursing

What can we learn from 100 years of learning disability nursing and should we celebrate?

Asthma clinic empowers people with a learning disability

A nurse-led chest clinic is helping respiratory patients learn to manage their conditions

Opinion

Moulster and Griffiths

Book review: The Moulster and Griffiths Learning Disability Nursing Model

Michael Brown looks at a book focusing specifically on learning disability nursing models

Girls and Autism

Book review: Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

A new book focusing on girls and women on the autism spectrum

Planet Rachael: Food for thought over learning life skills

Wendy Johnson finds joy in Rachael’s efforts at cooking, despite her choice of recipes

Students

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

de-escalation

Using positive reinforcement to manage violence and aggression

Reminding a service user with learning disabilities how much her behaviour had improved...

meds killiard

A fresh take on medicines management for patients with a learning disability

Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of...

Careers

We saw first-hand how learning disability nurses helped our son

After witnessing their son’s care, a couple have decided to become learning disability nurses

Penelope Clark

‘Taking on a lone position has been a challenge. I love it’

Award-winning Penelope Clark moved her family 800 miles to take up a post as the only...

Sabine Schwaebisch

It’s a real privilege to support a family at the end of their child’s life

Sabine Schwaebisch on her role as as a band 6 care team nurse in palliative care at Helen...

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