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.

The same as whom?

By the middle of this year health and social work agencies in Scotland are expected...

The screen test

It is widely acknowledged that individuals with a learning disability may have...

First destination

From the publication of the Briggs Report (HMSO 1972) until the early 1990s, a...

Risky business

Service provision for supporting of people with learning disabilities who are at...

A picture of happiness

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of the emotional and social...

A matter of time

Recent care policies and philosophies for people with a learning disability stress...

Building blocks for the future

Despite successive government policies that emphasise user-involvement and social...

Men’s talk

The advent of community care and the closure of long stay hospitals for people with...

Group think

This article describes a range of group work interventions undertaken by the...

Going the extra mile

Kathleen Fray had Down’s syndrome and later developed dementia. Her sister Margaret...

Standard bearers

Project 2000 was heralded as the best way to educate and train nurses and midwives...

A change for the better

A common reason for referrals being made to health staff working in learning...

Sexuality matter

Research by Thompson (1990) has shown that attitudes towards sexuality among...

Planning for life

Lifestyle Planning (LP), in the broadest sense, concerns the organisation and...

Up to the job

Most supported living schemes are based on the ordinary living model and are...

Pathways to better health

The aim this article is to explore some of the issues in health promotion for...

Speaking for themselves

While the number of people with learning disability living into old age is...

Square pegs in round holes

Learning disability nurses, arguably, often feel like square pegs in round holes as...

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