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.

Winterbourne View hospital and the social psychology of abuse

The abuse of adults with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View by staff with no...

Struggle for self-determination among service users in Norway

By the end of 1991, institutional care for people with learning disabilities ended in Norway...

A Different Kettle of Fish

THE AUTHOR of this book, a final-year physics student at the time of writing, has...

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

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

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum...

THIS BOOK is intended for anyone interested in teaching children or adolescents...

Managing constipation in adults with severe learning disabilities

Constipation is common among people with severe learning disabilities but its effect on...

Role of an intensive health outreach team in improving care outcomes

This article examines the development and function of an intensive health outreach team for...

How a continuing care team can prevent breakdown of placements

This article reviews a Welsh Government-funded project in which a team of professionals try...

Empowering adults under the Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states: ‘A person is not to be treated as unable to make a...

Importance of good relationships between carers and professionals

This article presents the findings of a literature review of research into the relationships...

Time to put clients on the payroll

People with learning disabilities have traditionally been excluded from the job market but,...

Using video technology to manage mental health

Individualised recovery values are becoming increasingly important in the care of people...

Enhancing pre-registration education in epilepsy care

This article outlines an approach to enhancing the educational development and delivery of...

When School Says No... How to Get the Yes! Securing Special Education Services for Your...

THE INDIVIDUALISED education programme (IEP) is a system of education for children...

Warrior Mums

IN THIS collection of blogs, 12 mothers with children with learning disabilities...

Helping people cope with bereavement

This article reports on research by the family-support organisation Promoting a More...

Role of peer support workers in care services for young people

The employment of peer support workers by mental health organisations is becoming...

How multisensory relaxation sessions can help service users

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex needs can...

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