Clinical

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.

Facial communication

‘Just look at my face’: co-production of a positive behavioural support plan

Service-user involvement is important in learning disability services. Historically,...

Meal time mats

Use of mealtime advice mats in special schools for children with learning disabilities

Aim Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties can have serious outcomes for children and...

Welfare services

International and interprofessional experiences on welfare services for people with...

International student exchange is an opportunity to discover and learn from practice in...

Speech therapy

Interprofessional working between intellectual disability nurses and speech and...

Communicating effectively, interprofessionally and with adults with intellectual...

Cornelia de Lange

Syndromes: Cornelia de Lange syndrome

First in a series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Judo

Martial arts, disruptive innovation and the future of physical interventions in...

Physical intervention techniques must continue to be refined and developed to ensure they...

Safe eating

Supporting safe eating and drinking for people with severe and profound intellectual...

This article outlines the difficulties that people with severe and profound intellectual and...

Erasmus

Student experiences of an Erasmus+ project on children and young people with complex...

This article explores the lived experiences of five nursing students who participated in the...

Health checks

An evaluation of the Health Equalities Framework for people with a learning disability

There is increasing evidence that the Health Equalities Framework (HEF) benefits people with...

Eating and swallowing

Outcomes from a quality improvement initiative in an eating and drinking difficulties...

This article explores the benefits of a multidisciplinary team in a learning disability...

Risperidone

Risperidone in autism therapy and its efficacy

This article explores the use of the atypical antipsychotic drug, risperidone. It will...

Sleep

Managing sleep problems in children with learning disabilities: the nursing role

Sleep problems in children with learning disabilities are common and affect their health and...

Improving healthcare access for people with intellectual disabilities in four European...

The population of people with intellectual disabilities – this is the international term...

An evaluation of vision champion training for community learning disability healthcare...

Visual impairments are common in people with learning disabilities, but identification,...

Evaluation of a learning disability liaison nurse service

Learning disability liaison nurses can ensure that people with learning disabilities receive...

Talking about sex: a relationship awareness group for adults with a learning disability

Sex and relationships are areas of taboo and disempowerment for marginalised groups such as...

Bone health and people with a learning disability who are prescribed epilepsy medication

People with epilepsy have a higher risk of bone fractures than those without the condition,...

Learning disabilities and mental health: families’ experiences of hospitalisation

Experiential research on the phenomenon of hospitalisation is a well-established field of...

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