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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Increasing the effectiveness of staff training in services for people with learning disabilities with behaviour that challenges

Staff training in services for people who have LDs with behaviour that challenges

An interactive and collaborative approach may be most effective

Development of epilepsy risk assessment guidance for carers and services

Development of epilepsy risk assessment guidance for carers and services

Nurses need to feel confident about supporting people with LD affected by epilepsy

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Puberty: challenges for adolescents on the autism spectrum

Nurses need an understanding of the root causes of problematic sexual behaviour

Syndromes: Sanfilippo syndrome

A look at this progressive and rare congenital lysosomal disorder

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

Syndromes: Tuberous sclerosis

Our series about conditions that constitute a syndrome looks at tuberous sclerosis

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

Effects of mindfulness-based exercises on well-being of people with an ID

Practice of mindfulness exercises may be important component of increasing well-being

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Syndromes: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

A series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute a syndrome

Consanguinity and the links to learning disabilities: the issues and pressures

Consanguinity is defined as the result of a sexual reproduction of two related individuals,...

Drug-induced dysphagia and the high-risk effect on people with intellectual disabilities

Research indicates that aspirate pneumonia as a result of dysphagia can be one of the...

Developing strategic health facilitators to increase the uptake of annual learning...

People who have a learning disability have increased health risks compared to the general...

Syndromes: Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)

A series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Helping young people who have learning disabilities and their families to plan end of...

Young people who have learning disabilities commonly have many complex and severe life-...

Use of colour-coded wristbands to improve care for people with learning disabilities in...

People with a learning disability often experience health inequalities. Inquiries and...

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