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.

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...

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 in autism therapy and its efficacy

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

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...

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,...

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

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

Learning disabilities and mental health: families’ experiences of hospitalisation

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

Providing positive behaviour support to improve a client’s quality of life

This case study describes how residential accommodation and day service staff worked...

A healthy diet to reduce the risk of dementia in people with a learning disability

There is an increased prevalence of dementia in people with a learning disability, but...

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

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

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...

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