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.

never ceasing our exploration: understanding person centred planning

When first contemplating writing this article we considered what aspect of person...

Resolution for change

With the closure of the majority of the long-stay learning disability hospitals and...

Scaling a mountain

T he conference, which built on a similar event held last year in London, aimed to...

risk assessment and management of suicide and self-harm within a forensic learning...

Risk assessment and risk management have been on the government’s agenda since the...

person centred planning & professional workshops

The following is an overview of a process that has been started by the Valuing...

beyond rhetoric: access to mainstream health services in Ireland

It has been argued that Ireland is atypical among its European neighbours in...

Developing a multi-agency core training programme for staff working in learning...

It has long been recognised that good quality services for people with a learning...

making a difference

In June 2000 I wrote an article for this journal titled ‘Pioneering spirit’ (LDP...

The care programme approach and people with learning disabilities

The CPA policy can be the traced back to the proposals to close the network of long...

Sign of the times

Historically people with learning disabilities have been unable to lead the...

Eastern promise

The Geneva initiative on Psychiatry (GIP) is an international organisation...

improve and care

Issues relating to the sexuality of people with learning disabilities are receiving...

Lifespan or separate: which service is best?

There are about 210,000 people with severe learning disabilities in England, while...

the Shaw Healthcare project

The adoption of clinical governance in the health service is a vital strand in...

Stranded in the past

Russian children with learning disabilities who are unlucky enough to be put in one...

the power of vulnerability

VULNERABILITY is not a condition we enjoy. It seems natural for us as individuals...

Learning to listen

In the past the views of people with learning disabilities were often ignored. But...

A meeting of minds

By virtue of their disability, people with learning disabilities are vulnerable to...

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