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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.

making practice count

Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust is a specialist trust catering for people with...

speaking out

A report commissioned by The Children’s Society has enabled children to say what...

using the Care Programme Approach for people with learning disabilities

The Care Programme Approach (CPA) (DH 1990) was introduced when there was...

evaluation of ‘mental health and learning disabilities’ training by community...

Although people with learning disabilities face an increased vulnerability to...

influence of work climate for experiences of strain

A high frequency of exposure to violence has been described among caregivers...

continence issues for people with learning disabilities

Incontinence tends to be viewed as integral to having severe learning disabilities...

behaviours that challenge

Even though challenging behaviour is common among people with learning disabilities...

young people’s perceptions of the accessibility of general NHS hospital services: a...

The Valuing People White Paper (Department of Health 2001a) states that: ‘Children...

personal outcomes for people with learning disabilities incorporating the concept of...

In the first part of this article, I evaluated personal outcomes in light of recent...

personal outcomes for people with learning disabilities incorporating the concept of...

Healthcare provision is constantly responding to changes in technology,...

reflection as a cyclical activity

Reflection and reflective practice are said to be beneficial to nurses (NMC 2002)....

early career experiences

Recent years have witnessed many changes in services for learning disability...

Learning disability and dementia

Learning disability services throughout the country are having to meet the...

tackling obesity in people with learning disability

Obesity is headline news and will probably remain so for some time. Obesity levels...

health promotion: how to spread the word

The need to meet the healthcare needs of people with a learning disability is...

the world of Work

In 2000, there were an estimated 6.6 million ‘long-term’ disabled people of working...

substance misuse and the need for integrated services

Developing services for people with learning disabilities who misuse alcohol or...

who cares?

Despite the many and varied reports and policy recommendations about how to improve...

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