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.

Leisure is a health need

If asked to think about the benefits of leisure, many people would link it to...

A rose by any other name

My first involvement with people with learning disabilities came during the 1970s,...

Checking violent behaviour

In a review of literature concerning the use of physical interventions in learning...

Tell it like it is

Life story books originated in social services settings for use with children who...

Care mapping will improve standards

Care mapping could high-light areas of staff weak-ness and help improve standards...

Making the right decisions

Health professionals and carers of people with learning disabilities are currently...

Testing the holy water

The need to facilitate the expression of spirituality among people with a learning...

NMC has ‘no plans’ to end learning disability nurse training

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is not planning to recommend an end to...

‘Don’t just make the font bigger’

The Scottish Executive has funded a three-year project to examine the effectiveness...

The challenge of achieving enduring change

The settings in which interventions for people with challenging behaviour take...

Insights into parenthood

A growing number of people with learning disabilities either have babies or want to...

‘Getting on’ with cancer

Most people worry when they are told they have cancer. They also become anxious if...

Action for health?

The Valuing People White Paper (DoH 2001) provided a springboard for a wide range...

Planning for tomorrow

Learning disability services are facing a major demographic crisis. One of the...

The other side of life

Listening to parents is an important part of any children’s nurse’s day. Sometimes...

Researchers must collaborate with users

The way in which research is conducted in the learning disabilities field has...

Being ‘breast aware’

Breast cancer has been a major cause of death from cancer among women for some...

Childhood abuse a common factor among offenders

Contrasting definitions of what constitutes a ‘learning disability’ trigger...

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