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 Mental Capacity Act in action

The Mental Capacity Act framework is essential to ensuring good practice in the treatment of...

Medication use in residential care for older people with intellectual disabilities

A growing body of literature documents multiple morbidities and multiple medication use...

Developing an outcome measure and feedback tool for children with intellectual...

There has been a move in children’s services to encourage greater participation by children...

Health Equality Framework: Scottish project shows promise

The Health Equality Framework (HEF) is a tool that records the work of learning disability...

Nursing supervision: challenges and opportunities for success

Supervision is an important resource for nursing and there is an extensive evidence base to...

Enhancing the experience of people with intellectual disabilities who access health care

Increased life expectancy allied to increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities...

Taking your time: mindfulness for learning disability nursing students

Mindfulness is used increasingly by nurses to help people with a learning disability – and...

‘The doctors said I would be a “cabbage”, unable to walk or talk’

At 19 Jonathan Beebee confounded doctors by making a full recovery after a violent...

Better access to cancer screening

This article reports on a Queen’s Nursing Institute funded project that ran in 2015. The...

Factors that influence nurses’ decisions about secluding people with learning...

Seclusion has been found to be used disproportionately in the learning disability population...

People with intellectual disabilities moving into adulthood

People with an intellectual disability who aspire to further education, and who seek...

How nurses grieve for children who die in their care

Background The personal grief of nurses who care for the palliative needs of children with...

Supporting students to care for people with learning disabilities

NHS Education for Scotland is working with higher education institutions and other partners...

Evaluation of an ‘understanding and managing feelings group’

This article describes the evaluation of a group intervention designed to promote the...

Successful transfers to out-of-area placements

The Winterbourne View inquiry highlighted issues about people with learning disabilities who...

Applying ethical principles to restraint practice

There are about 1.14 million people in the UK who have a learning disability, of whom more...

Attitudes of nursing students towards people with disabilities

Aim To examine whether there is a relationship between the temperament and character of...

Assessments for dementia in people with learning disabilities

Objectives A learning disabilities’ dementia battery was developed to assess cognitive...

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