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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.

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...

Assessments for dementia in people with learning disabilities

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

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...

Managing hearing loss in primary care

Aim To improve access to, and aftercare from, audiology services for people with learning...

How service users are supported to understand their epilepsy

Epilepsy is a serious medical condition that can have profound psychosocial effects. These...

Improving annual health checks for service users

This article describes a one-year Commission for Quality and Innovation project in two...

Implementing high-quality care for people with complex needs

The demand for quality in health care has never been higher. With growing numbers of people...

Training for staff who care for clients with dementia

Introduction People with learning disabilities are more likely to develop dementia of the...

Experiences of acute hospital services among people with mild to moderate learning...

There is a wealth of literature on access to health care for the general population, but...

A collaborative approach to managing sleep problems

The authors present an overview of a collaborative approach to managing sleep problems in...

Importance of role clarity: a critique of the literature

Community learning disability nurses need a clear understanding of the concept of ‘role’...

Group top-up therapy for service users

Group interventions offer an alternative means of providing psychological support to people...

Breaking bad news to people with learning disabilities and dementia

People with learning disabilities are now enjoying a longer life expectancy than ever before...

Therapeutic relationships in intellectual disability nursing practice

The therapeutic relationship is an interpersonal affiliation between a nurse and a client...

Unique role of learning disability liaison nurses

It is recognised that people with learning disabilities who also have a long-term condition...

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