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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

Tapping into the wisdom of learning disabilities nurses

The RCN wants all acute hospitals to have 24-hour access to a learning disabilities liaison nurse, who can help develop policies and procedures for patients with learning disabilities and are experts at dispelling the anxiety felt by such patients when they enter hospital

Look after yourself

Caring for yourself when you are the patient

Being a nurse doesn’t give immunity from long-term illness: points to consider after being diagnosed

Sickness

Study highlights link between unfairness and staff sickness

Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention

Careers target

Rediscover your passion by setting fresh career goals

Work motivation can be kick-started by redefining your ambitions

Executive stress

Stress puts off nurse directors from going for the top job

A recent report shows nurse directors are reluctant to take on chief executive roles because of the high personal cost

My job

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 House Children’s Hospice, Oxford, where 95% of children have a learning disability

Helen Laverty

‘Be brave, be fearless and always listen’

Helen Laverty is the leading light behind the Positive Choices conference

Examining successes over investigating failures is the way forward, says emeritus...

Ulster University's emeritus professor Roy McConkey thinks you can learn a great deal more from examining success than investigating failure, in this profession.

'Remaining focused on working together will move our profession forward'

As one of two learning disability consultant nurses in England, Joann Kiernan is keen to share resources to promote the provision of effective care.

Brian Evans

'I enjoy supporting people to develop and reach their full potential'

Clinical nurse specialist for learning disabilities Brian Evans is a strong advocate for people and is driven to ensure they have the best quality of life.

David Harling

Morrissey and why I became a learning disability nurse

David Harling was inspired by The Smiths to make something of his life. He chose a career in social care and nursing and he now shapes and leads national policy on learning disabilities.

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