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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.

Using the Picture Exchange Communication System with families of children with autism

Children with autism experience difficulties with communication and interaction, and these...

Learning disabilities and mental health: families’ experiences of hospitalisation

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

Understanding of the Care Act 2014 among carers of adults with learning disabilities

Aims The Care Act 2014 gives carers the right to an assessment of their needs and provides a...

Using the hub and spoke student placement model in learning disability settings

The hub and spoke model of nursing student placement has been around in various guises for...

Supporting people across the lifespan: the role of learning disability nurses

Strengthening the Commitment, the Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review,...

A protocol for the preparation of patients for theatre and recovery

This article explores the creation of a specific protocol to prepare children and young...

Determining the sensory needs of children with Hunter and Sanfilippo syndromes who need...

Background Children with a learning disability may process sensory information differently...

Avoiding hospital admissions through the use of care and treatment reviews

The Transforming Care agenda and subsequent scrutiny of hospital admissions for people with...

Familiarity and strangeness: a case study of one woman with learning disabilities in...

Examining the past reveals links with the present and enables reflection on how things have...

An exploration of what motivates people to participate in oral history projects

Aim To make the stories about former long-stay institutions available to a wider audience,...

The role of nurses in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to manage asthma

People with intellectual disabilities have greater health needs than the general population...

Optimal nutrition for bone health in people with a learning disability

People with learning disabilities are at increased risk of low bone mineral density,...

Gaining the power of initiation through intensive interaction

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities experience communication...

The benefits of gaining research experience through a secondment

This article describes one learning disability nurse’s experience of being seconded to work...

The role of the Norwegian social educator

The Norwegian social educator training is a three-year programme at the undergraduate level...

Supporting women with learning disabilities during breast cancer diagnosis in Ireland

As women grow older, they are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. Evidence...

Physical interventions: hiding in plain sight

The 2014 launch of Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing the Need for Restrictive...

Physical interventions: hiding in plain sight

The 2014 launch of Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing the Need for Restrictive...

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