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.

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...

Music and the Social Model

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

Evaluating service users’ quality of life

The Maslow Assessment of Needs Scale for Learning Disabilities (MANS-LD) and the World...

How nursing students can empower professionals

With the deregulation of services, people with learning disabilities are now looked after...

An intervention for people with learning disabilities and epilepsy

Epilepsy is relatively common in people with learning disabilities, and can be complex and...

The Asperkid’s Game Plan

INTENDED FOR the parents of children with Asperger’s syndrome, this book is written...

Role of reasonable adjustments in improving care: a case study

Healthcare and other services have a legal duty to ensure that people with learning...

Learning Disabilities: Bold Visions

THIS IS the second book by the author that I have read. The first was a critique of...

Service users’ perspectives on sex and sexuality

Background People with intellectual disabilities have the same sexual needs as the rest of...

Making sure all nurses understand the needs of clients

In recent years learning disability nurses have had to demonstrate the viability of their...

Managing clients placed far away from their communities

Background The number of people with learning disabilities and significant health needs who...

The Anger Box: Sensory Turmoil and Pain in Autism

I REVIEWED this book with another on the same subject and thought at first that...

Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients

FOCUSING ON the clinical care of substance-misusing patients, this extensively...

Autism Breakthrough

WITH 17 chapters over almost 370 pages, this book may appear daunting. However its...

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

INTENDED PRIMARILY for learning disability nursing students and untrained...

Sexuality and Severe Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health...

INTEREST IN the sexuality of people with autism has grown over recent years, and...

The Conversation Train: A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism...

IN THIS book trains and train travel are metaphors for different aspects of...

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