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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.

Picking up the signs

How much should carers know about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in people with...

Education for all

Health practitioners who work in the field of learning disabilities are familiar...

Moving on

Bowel problems can be common in people with learning disabilities. Paxton et al (...

Sex matters

I have recently returned from a visit to Poland where I visited the Catholic...

A cause for concern

The Valuing People White Paper (Department of Health 2001) reinforces evidence that...

Training for success

In recent years a considerable amount has been written about Alzheimer’s disease in...

New roles, new opportunities

This article offers some initial thoughts on the role of the health facilitator,...

Spotlight on consent

Earlier this year Jim Ellis (not his real name) had all his teeth extracted. After...

One one to

An important aspect of every nurse’s role is to improve the quality of his or her...

Compelling evidence

Epilepsy is a condition that can adversely affect a person’s physical,...

A question of Wellbeing

Adolescence is a difficult time for every young person, with many changes and...

Taking the lid off a hidden problem

Shortly after I joined the UKCC (nursing’s regulatory body) last year, I took a...

Promoting healthy skin in older people

As people age, natural changes occur in the skin that put older people...

Bridging the gap

Numerous studies over the years have shown increased seizure rates in the learning...

Valuing people, valuing nursing

Historically, the delivery of care to people with learning disabilities has been...

Intensive interaction

The term ‘intensive interaction’ refers to an approach to working with people with...

Powerful partner

The new White Paper, Valuing People (Department of Health 2001), sets an ambitious...

Partnerships in

The life expectancy of people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically over...

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