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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.

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,...

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 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,...

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...

Psychological formulation in a community learning disability team

This article outlines the initial training and continuing facilitation of team-based...

The role of the Norwegian social educator

The Norwegian social educator training is a three-year programme at the undergraduate level...
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The role of the nurse in assessing mobility decline in older people with intellectual...

People with intellectual disability, until recently, had notably earlier mortality rates...

The use of intensive interaction with people with severe-profound intellectual...

Intensive interaction is a communication technique used with people with autism and/or...

‘M.E. time’: meaningful engagement for people with a learning disability in secondary...

It is well known that people with learning disabilities face health inequalities and...

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