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.

Physiotherapy for service users: a personal account

This article describes the career of a learning disability physiotherapist between 1988 and...

Understanding autism spectrum conditions

People with autism are especially vulnerable to mental health problems such as anxiety and...

Is there a prejudice against practitioners?

Just as there is a stigma associated with people with learning disabilities, there is a ‘...

Non-aversive care of people on the autism spectrum

This article considers the challenges involved in supporting a man with autism to develop a...

Psychosocial Nursing Care: A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person

AS A learning disability nurse, I immediately recognised the discussion presented...

Helping vulnerable people develop and maintain relationships

In the North Somerset Primary Care Trust catchment area, local healthcare guidelines on...

Autism: A Social and Medical History

THIS BOOK demonstrates how attitudes toward people with autism have changed through...

How nurses and carers can avoid the slippery slope to abuse

This article contends that, in the care of people with learning disabilities, there can be a...

Constructing a model of professional practice

An article in Learning Disability Practice last year argued the need for a model for...

Service users’ views of the Research Active Programme

Background The Research Active Programme (RAP) was an eight-week group-based research...

Health beliefs and access to services in an ethnic minority population

According to the 2012 UK census, 6.6% of the population of London have a South Asian...

Succeeding as a Student in the Stem Fields with an Invisible Disability

‘A STUDENT was placing a single pair of socks into a washing machine. His tutor...

Managing pulmonary aspiration in service users

People with learning disabilities who are fed enterally often have complications, including...

Dental services for children with autism spectrum disorder

Aim To identify what parents perceive to be good practice in the care of children with...

Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities

The Research Active Programme (RAP) was designed to enable adults with intellectual...

Assessing the needs of offenders

The needs of offenders with learning disabilities or difficulties entering prison should be...

Audiology services: access, assessment and aftercare

The prevalence of hearing loss among people with learning disabilities is considerably...

Role of live simulations in learning disability nursing

This article discusses a collaborative project undertaken by learning disability nursing...

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