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.

Overcoming fear with peer support

The article explains how a group approach using class peers in a school for children with...

Physical intervention training for parents and carers

Training staff and paid carers who support people with learning disabilities and challenging...

Breastfeeding of newborns with Down’s syndrome

Despite compelling evidence about the benefits of breastfeeding, little is known about the...

Advice on personal safety for women with learning disabilities

Women with learning disabilities have the same emotional needs, drives and desires and as...

Talking About Down’s Syndrome: Conversations for New Parents

‘CONGRATULATIONS ON the birth of your new baby’ is the welcome message from the...

Caring for people with autism spectrum disorder

Autism is a relatively new diagnostic category that has prompted debate among people...

Staff reluctance to report clients to the police

The reluctance of carers to report alleged offences by people with learning disabilities to...

Time to change the culture of learning disability services

An analysis of organisational culture of health and social care services shows that policy...

Supporting service users to lose weight

Obesity commonly leads to long-term health problems and it is especially prevalent among...

What students, carers and children can learn from family placements

The literature on learning disability nurse education stresses the importance of nursing...

Intellectual Disability and Dementia: Research into Practice

THIS BOOK offers a fair and balanced appraisal of the evidence base on people with...

Carers’ training in the administration of emergency rescue medication

There is a higher prevalence of epilepsy in people with learning disabilities than in the...

Practising infection control: an evidence-based approach

Registered intellectual disability nurses in Ireland are required to use up-to-date...

Music and the Social Model

IN THE short preface to this book the author discusses her life as an occupational...

Safe internet access for service users

People with learning disabilities have historically been marginalised from mainstream...

Transfer of skills and knowledge to rural Malawi

Five years ago, a Canadian-Irish project called Transformative Praxis was set up to transfer...

Helping service users to take control of their health

People with learning disabilities have more health needs than the general population, but...

Person-centred care in practice to improve a client’s quality of life

As a learning disability nursing student, this article’s principle author (RW) worked with a...

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